Up to 11 percent of men and 17 percent of women will experience urge incontinence at some point in their life. While you might not think that Botox could assist with unintentional urine loss from bladder contractions, an overactive bladder or frequent urination, it may just be able to. Keep reading to find out more.
What is Urge Incontinence?
Unlike stress continence, when you sneeze, exercise, cough, and experience urination, urge incontinence is different. Your bladder contracts and causes urine loss, which is hard to control. You may also feel the urge to use the toilet but can’t control your bladder, which leads to urine loss. Some people even wake up multiple times in the night to urinate or use the toilet eight or more times per day.
What Can Botox Do?
After seeing a urologist for your urge incontinence, they may recommend Botox to treat either your incontinence or overactive bladder. As they are trained medical professionals, they are able to inject the Botox themselves.
Botox relaxes your muscles to allow more time for you to get to the bathroom. While the injections are manageable and most people don’t experience pain, some experience discomfort akin to a period cramp.