Botox Bladder Injection
Botox bladder injection
Reduce symptoms of:
- Urinary frequency, and urgency.
- Urinary urge incontinence.
It helps to improve the quality of life. The effect lasts for 6 – 12 months.
- Inadequate response to behavioral and oral therapies.
- Intolerance of anticholinergic medications.
- Current urinary tract infection.
- Urinary retention.
- Allergy to Botox.
- Myasthenia gravis.
How it is done:
- Prophylactic antibiotics are given.
- Under local or general anesthesia.
- A small scope with a camera is placed into the bladder through the urethra.
- Botox is injected into the wall of the bladder in multiple places.
- The procedure takes about five to ten minutes.
- The patient can go home after the procedure immediately.
After the procedure:
- It might take up to 2 weeks to show effect.
- Mild burning and stinging when urinating for a few days.
- Blood in the urine for a few days.
Possible side effects / complications:
- Temporary inability to empty the bladder. This may require the use of a catheter for 2- 6 weeks to help empty the bladder, the possibility is 6%.
- Blood in the urine.
- Urinary tract infection.
- Treatment failure.
- Allergic reaction to Botox (very rare).