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

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
10 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Urinary retention

Done well, the risks are minimal.
But overtreatment can lead to urinary retention. Infection, trauma to the uretrha, blood in the urine are all possible.

In brief: Urinary retention

Done well, the risks are minimal.
But overtreatment can lead to urinary retention. Infection, trauma to the uretrha, blood in the urine are all possible.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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