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Lesl1364

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Hi
I wonder if anyone can tell me anything about pros and cons of having Botox treatment for OAB. I've been advised by my urologist to have this done, but have discovered that it only has a temporary effect and may result in having to use a catheter if the treatment is overdone. I'm a male in my 60s and really don't fancy using a catheter at all. Does anyone have any experience of this treatment?

Would certainly appreciate any info on this.

Thanks,
Les.
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Hello Lesl1364

I am sorry no-one has been along yet to respond to your post.

With regard to the pros and cons of Botox treatment, you are correct in thinking that you may have to self-catheterise for a while afterwards. This is because the treatment can work a little too well and relax the bladder so much it is unable to empty on its own. Because, this is an all to common side effect of the treatment before treatment is administered, patients are taught to self-catheterise.

The benefits of Botox do wear off with time and it is usual for treatment to be repeated.

Bladder Health UK has a factsheet on Botox and if you are a member you can e-mail us to receive this (info@bladderhealthuk.org). If you are not a member, I would urge you to join us - membership information is available at the following link http://bladderhealthuk.org/membership

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