botox in the bladder

 Botox in the bladder does not treat the cause of the overactive bladder, but it does reduce symptoms for a period of time. This treatment is performed by placing a fiber-optic camera into the bladder, enabling us to see the inside of the bladder cavity. We then inject Botox directly into the bladder muscle. When this happens, the nerve that stimulates contraction of the bladder muscle no longer transmits its message and symptoms are reduced. The effect is temporary; however, it can last between half a year and 2 years depending on your own personal situation and often will improve with repeat treatments. Botox in the bladder has also been shown to be effective in maintaining clinical improvements made through pelvic floor exercises and electrical stimulation (Biofeedback).

botox for overactive bladder

 What is overactive bladder (OAB)? Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes too often or cannot hold urine. Overactive bladder occurs when the muscles of the bladder squeeze too often or cannot hold urine. What causes OAB? There can be many causes for OAB. Problems with your nervous system, such as neurological conditions and stroke, can cause an overactive bladder. Bladder problems caused by other conditions, such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis, can also cause OAB. In addition, changes in your body as you grow older may cause OAB. This is called age-related OAB.

botox bladder injections

 Botox is a medication that can be used to treat many different ailments. It works by blocking nerve signals and can decrease sweating, spasms or muscle activity. Botox can also help with urinary incontinence. The injectable form of Botox, which is made from botulinum toxin, can be used for treatment of overactive bladder and bladder retention. The injections are done in the clinic, and most patients tolerate them well. The usual dose of Botox that's injected directly into your bladder is 100 units mixed with 1 milliliter of saline. The injections are given every 12 weeks.

bladder botox

 Your bladder is a hollow organ that stores urine until you are ready to urinate. Your bladder muscles squeeze tightly to hold urine in, and relax when you are ready to empty your bladder. Overactive bladder is a condition that causes a sudden need for urination that you can’t control. It also causes pain during urination, frequent urination (more than eight times a day), and sudden urges to urinate. If you have urinary incontinence, urine may leak when you cough, laugh, or lift heavy objects. The condition is often caused by damage to the nerves that control your bladder muscles. Other possible causes include: A blockage in the urinary tract Constipation Diabetes Menopause Multiple sclerosis Obesity