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OAB Botox Treatments

What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?

Overactive bladder (OAB) is the name for a group of urinary symptoms. It is not a disease. The most common symptom is a sudden, uncontrolled need or urge to urinate. Some people will leak urine when they feel this urge. Another symptom is the need to pass urine many times during the day and night.


There are a number of things you can do to manage OAB. Everyone has a different experience with what works best. You and your health care provider should talk about what you want from treatment and about each option.

OAB treatments include:

  • Lifestyle Changes
    • For OAB treatment, health care providers may first ask a patient to make lifestyle changes. This could mean you eat different foods, change drinking habits, and pre-plan bathroom visits to feel better.
  • Prescription Drugs
    • When lifestyle changes aren’t enough, the next step may be to take medicine. Your health care provider can tell you about special drugs for OAB.
  • Nerve Stimulation (peripheral and central)
    • Another treatment for people who need extra help is nerve stimulation, also called neuromodulation therapy.
  • Surgery
    • Surgery is only used in very rare and serious cases. There are two types of surgery available. Augmentation cystoplasty enlarges the bladder. Urinary diversion re-routs the flow of urine.
  • Bladder Botox® (botulinum toxin) Treatments

Source: https://www.urologyhealth.org