Botox works by paralyzing the muscles of the bladder wall. This results in less frequent and severe bladder contractions. It is a great option to have available for patients who have bothersome bladder symptoms and have not had success with medications for overactive bladder. The most common side effect is about a one in twenty rate of urinary retention. This is typically a short lived problem but may result in the need to have a catheter placed. When considering this type of treatment, it is important to have a full discussion of the possible risks with your Urologist.
We know that overactive bladder (OAB) is an extremely common medical condition. What is important for patients with OAB to know is that treatment options exist. If this applies to you, talk to your Urologist or find a qualified Botox specialist near you by clicking here.