Does Botox Incontinence Treatment Really Work?

Q:
Does botox incontinence treatment really work?

A:
It depends. This treatment works for patients whose incontinence results from conditions such as spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.

As pointed out above, the treatment works for people whose incontinence is caused by spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. That is what the FDA says.

How the treatment is done
A doctor will inject botox into the bladder. Sometimes, the patient needs general anesthesia. The treatment lasts nine months.

How the treatment works
Botox can relax the bladder, which enables it to keep more urine.

Common side effects

  • unable to urinate
  • infection of urinary tract

 

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