An Alternative Procedure: Botox®
If medications and lifestyle changes have failed to help your overactive bladder, you may be eligible for Botox. This treatment can stop urine leakage and a constant need to urinate (urge incontinence).
Botox injection treatment:
- Requires mild sedation
- Takes 10 minutes
- Lasts six months; can be repeated twice a year
- Takes place in an outpatient surgery clinic
To access your bladder, the doctor performs a cystoscopy, inserting a tube through your urethra. After filling the bladder with saline, the doctor injects the bladder with Botox.
To avoid contracting a urinary tract infection, you'll need to follow the procedure with a short course of antibiotics.