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What are the dangers of treating bladder incontinence with botox injections?

What are the dangers of treating bladder incontinence with botox injections?

Retention, UTI: Botox is used to treat severe urge incontinence (overactive bladder). It is injected thru a cystoscope (thin telescope) into the detrusor (bladder) muscle. Botox partially paralyzes spastic bladder muscle, there can be a period of temporary urinary retention or trouble emptying the bladder requiring catheterization, typically for a week. Utis may occur during this period. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I been told now try Botox Injections in Bladder as may be OAB. What chance of this work? And chance of self cath? any advice for me having this?

I been told now try Botox Injections in Bladder as may be OAB. What chance of this work? And chance of self cath? any advice for me having this?

Botox: The active ingredient in Botox (there are a few strands of botulinum toxin on the market now) has just been approved for overactive bladder and has actually been used for quite a few years with great success. Only thing to keep in mind is that the effects do wear off after 6-8 months and there is always a possibility of side effects occurring. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can OAB be cured? I get Botox soon in bladder will I have to have these injections rest of my life or there a limit?

Can OAB be cured? I get Botox soon in bladder will I have to have these injections rest of my life or there a limit?

Depends on cause: It really depends on if they can smoke out the underlying cause. Sometimes if you get enough BOTOX over time the spasticity of the bladder can be broken but that's dependent upon the cause as to whether that itself is temporary or permanent. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make an appointment. ...Read more

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With Botox for OAB, can it ever retrain the bladder? Or is this something you have rest of life? Injections every 6months

With Botox for OAB, can it ever retrain the bladder? Or is this something you have rest of life? Injections every 6months

Limbo: Sometimes, doctors know the cause of an illness, and there is a remedy to treat the cause and the illness can be healed, e.g., a bladder infection caused by E. coli. Many times, though, doctors can only treat symptoms. The latter is the case with OAB. Unless we find the cause for OAB, we have to rely on treating the symptoms with, e.g., botox. ...Read more

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Born with spins bifida. If removing my bladder as an option instead of Botox injection &oxibutinin injected to the bladder,what are the side effects?

Born with spins bifida. If removing my bladder as an option instead of Botox injection &oxibutinin injected to the bladder,what are the side effects?

Drainage device: You would have an ostomy placed to take the plane of your bladder. These are not without complications. Discuss the pros and cons with your urologist. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to inject Botox in the bladder? I have a Botox injection in the bladder. Was born with spins bifida & had a posterior repair 6 months ago.

Is it safe to inject Botox in the bladder? I have a Botox injection in the bladder. Was born with spins bifida & had a posterior repair 6 months ago.

Relative term: if the injection is done therapeutically and by the appropriately trained physician or advanced practice nurse or PA, this will minimize the risk of complications. For a specific list of complication types and rates of complication, your doctor will probably have the best and most accurate rates ...Read more

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What are the tests for bladder incontinence?

What are the tests for bladder incontinence?

History, exam, labs: History and physical are probably most important. You should also have a urine test. I often check a simple flow test with residual to make sure the patient is emptying. Urodynamics for more complex patients and cysto if i'm planning surgery (look in the bladder). For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence ?

Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence ?

Treats incontinence: A sling is a device that is placed below the urethra - tube that drains the bladder - to prevent leakage of urine. Slings can be mesh, biologic materials like pig skin or can be made from your own tissue. Slings are used to treat stress incontinence or leaking that is associated with activities like coughing, sneezing or jumping. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more