botox-3105.jpgThe toxic substance Botox, known for its use by dermatologists to smooth wrinkles on the face, now has come as a ray of hope for patients with urinary incontinence or painful urination. Cindy, who has to urinate about 30 times a day, after trying numerous medications, finally found relief-using Botox. Using a cystoscope, urologists inject Botox into numerous sites in the bladder. Botox prevents the muscles from having the spasms which cause patients to experience urinary frequency and urgency. Patients using it had a good response lasting for four to six months, sometimes even longer. Researchers in the BCM Scott Department of Urology are examining the uses of Botox with other urinary symptoms and urethral disorders.