Is botox suitable for detrusor hyperreflexia?
Years ago I was diagnosed with detrusor hyperreflexia - involuntary bladder muscles contractions caused by a neurological disease. It's also called neurogenic bladder but bladder retraining didn't work. Anticholinergic meds only reduced the need to urinate to every 2 hours.
At the moment I have to "hold" the constant urge to urinate and manage to 'hold' it for 1 hour. So I basically go every hour and overnight I generally go every 2 hours.
I've recently read about botox injections being useful but the article that I read it in said that it's good if you have neurogenic bladder incontinence - I don't have the incontinence part.
Maybe the article was misleading and it's not only for incontinence but general neurogenic bladder. Know what I mean?
Can anybody give me any advice as to whether it will work? Or if it's worth trying?
What kind of doctor/nurse does the botox injection?
Last edited by bulla; 04-05-2013 at 08:06 AM.
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