Botox for urinary incontinence?

Posted by JK @contentandwell, Jun 29, 2019

Has anyone had Botox for urinary incontinence, and if so were you happy with the results? I am considering it. I know there are risks, primarily getting a UTI following the injections, but that can quickly be cured, and also not being able to easily urinate and having to self-catheterize for a while.
I have been for Pelvic Floor PT, and currently take Trospium which I would like to get off of (I have read it's one of the drugs that increases the chance of developing Alzheimer's).
Any information anyone has would be appreciated.
Thank you.

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Thanks, @jenniferhunter I presume they start with a typical dose and move forward from there. I trust my urogynecologist very much, and I also sometimes run things by my daughter's sister-in-law who is also a urogynecologist and who actually mentored the doctor I am going to.
I know nothing about hormones but I do know they try to limit as much as possible the treatments you are getting. I think moving to hormones would probably be a last ditch effort if necessary. I have never had a clotting problem, and in fact my platelet count tends to run a bit low so that is probably overall not bad -- it's just below the typical range usually, sometimes within the range.
I never heard that milk is a diuretic! How interesting. Of course many people say that coffee is but the latest research I have read says that if the person is used to drinking coffee that effect diminishes. When they kept a test group off of coffee for a while and then started them back on coffee, after two weeks it stopped acting like a diuretic.
Thanks for the wishes on Botox. I am a bit nervous but who wouldn't be? My appointment is on the 31st. They do sedate you so my husband will have to come to drive me home. They said to expect to be there for a few hours. Just thinking about it, I get butterflies in my stomach, and I am not usually like that. I tend to go to surgery even completely calm, just anticipating a positive outcome.

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@contentandwell After reading these post from Jennifer about Botox I just wanted to say good luck and let us know . I don't know much about Botox injuction but pray it works for you . Just do you homework and I,m sure you have .


Thank you for discussing what is often an embarassing topic. I struggle with this, I've had a 9.5lb baby vaginally, and that area of my body has never been the same. A radio podcast came out today on this topic, i listened to it several times. I didn't know there were doctors that specialized in this area, perhaps i should talk to one, I hope this link works!


@Erinmfs This all is embarrassing. I also have some fecal incontinence which they say probably goes back to having ripped through my anal sphincter when my son was born. I had a substitute doctor, mine was on vacation, and I think he was incompetent. He was sued for another case and lost.
My son and daughter were 9 pounds, 2 ounces and 9 pounds, 4 ounces. My daughter was the larger and she was also shorter so chubbier. They ended up having to do a cesarean. My son had unusually broad shoulders for an infant so that was probably what caused the ripping. He should have been cesarean. The doctor said he couldn't do a cesarean because there was meconium, and I heard after that, that is crazy. I switched doctors after his birth just in case my doctor was away again when my daughter was born, and it turned out he was! They were both summer babies.

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