Botox: Injecting into the bladder

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A guide for parents about Botox bladder injections. Learn what they are, what happens during the procedure, and follow-up tests.

Key Points

  • Botox bladder injections can treat children who have trouble controlling their urine (incontinence).
  • Botox injections relax the bladder muscles so it does not contract too frequently, and gives the child more control over when they urinate.
  • Studies show Botox bladder injections are safe, with minor or no complications
  • It takes a few days for the Botox to work. It lasts for six months.
  • The doctor will run follow-up tests to check the bladder and see if the injections are helping
Last updated: December 8th 2011