Urinary incontinence is a very common and embarrassing condition. It can range from occasional leaking of urine when coughing or sneezing, to having a strong, sudden urge to urinate. Incontinence can occur due to certain kinds of drinks, medications or foods, or as a result or medical conditions. Persistent cases of incontinence are caused by physical problems and/or changes. There are many types of incontinence. Treatment depends upon the kind of incontinence and the severity of the problem, but Botox Injections for incontinence were approved by the FDA in 2011 and have since become a popular and helpful new treatment for incontinence.
How does Botox treat urinary incontinence?
Botox injected into the muscle of the bladder decreases the muscular contractions of the bladder. First, the bladder is flushed with a local anesthesia through a catheter. Then, a scope is passed up the urethra into the bladder. A small needle is used via the scope, and several injections are made into the bladder.
Contact your urologist to perform this treatment.