Overactive bladders are a common trouble spot for many people. And while many people think of Botox as a cosmetic solution, the muscle relaxant is a useful tool to prevent overactive bladders.
Overactive bladders are muscle contractions that happen to frequently or without warning and cause urgent need to urinate or bladder leakage. Botox for overactive bladders injected directly into the bladder muscle is an effective way to subdue these side effects. It is a great and safe long term solution for patients interested in treatments.
Here’s what you should know when it comes to Bladder Botox procedures:
Botox for bladder is a quick procedure often done in under an hour, completed in a hospital or urologist’s office.
You will be instructed to take antibiotics one to three days before your treatment to prevent a urinary tract infection
Anesthesia is optional to numb your bladder
After the optional anesthesia, botox will be injected into the bladder muscle
You will stay in the office for about 30 minutes after the procedure to ensure blood pressure and heart rate are at adequate levels
You will be given antibiotics to take for three days post-treatment
Return for a checkup after two weeks
Having bladder trouble? Call Athens Area Urology to set up a consultation today! We take pride in delivering exceptional outcomes. By using the most advanced technology, a team of doctors with over 45 years of experience, and expert medical knowledge, we have a track record of success.
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