Pelvic floor problems such as urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain can be treated in a variety of ways including injected medication, botox or collagen. Our doctors regularly diagnose, treat and consult women struggling with pelvic floor conditions and tailor treatments to best suit each patient.
Bladder Botox Injections
Bladder Botox injections are used to treat patients struggling with overactive bladders or interstitial cystitis. The Botox injection effectively paralyzes the overactive nerves that were repeatedly signaling the bladder. This outpatient treatment is not permanent and each injection usually lasts three to six months. Bladder Botox injections are typically offered to patients who do not respond to medicinal treatments.
Medication Injections or Instillations
For patients suffering from pelvic pain, there are several medication cocktails that have proven successful in patients. Depending on the cause of the pelvic pain, a physician will inject different sets of medications into the afflicted area. While these injections do not work for all patients, they are a less invasive treatment option than surgery.
For women suffering from stress urinary incontinence but who also have normal anatomic support of the bladder, collagen injections can be a valuable treatment option. Treating urethral dysfunction, the collagen injections narrow the urethral opening and reduce urine leakage. This minimally invasive treatment is not permanent and usually lasts six months to several years.