Overactive bladder (OAB) is chronic medical condition whose hallmark symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency, and urge urinary incontinence. Initial treatments for OAB often include lifestyle modifications, bladder retraining, biofeedback, pelvic floor physical therapy, and medications. Despite these interventions, some patients experience persistent symptoms that continue to affect quality of life.
Botox injections into the bladder are an effective treatment for patients over 18 with OAB who have either found oral medications ineffective or could not tolerate their side effects. Botox injections are generally performed every 6 months. Potential side effects of this treatment include temporary urinary retention and increased risk of urinary tract infection.
To see if Botox is a treatment option for your OAB symptoms, make an appointment with a provider at The Clark Center today!
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