Botox Discharge Instructions

Botox Injection into the Bladder Discharge Information: Voiding after the procedure: There may be some pain, burning, urgency, frequency and blood tinged urine following the procedure. These symptoms usually resolve within 2-5 days. Drink the amount of fluid it takes to keep the urine pink to yellow or clear in color. It may take a few days to a week to notice a gradual improvement in the overactive bladder symptoms. Urinary retention occurs in up to 6.5% of the cases. If you are having problems that seem out of the ordinary, please call.

Pain control: You may be given a prescription for a narcotic. Do not drive or do anything dangerous if you are taking narcotics. Often, extra strength Tylenol or Motrin will give excellent pain relief. Narcotics can cause constipation. If this occurs, take whatever works for you. Milk of Magnesia, Miralax, prune juice, Dulcolax or Magnesium Citrate are a few options.

Blood thinners: If you are on a blood thinner such as Aspirin, Coumadin, Plavix, Pradaxa or any other blood thinner, please ask your physician when it is safe to restart these medications. If you have a cardiac stent, generally Aspirin is continued pre and postoperatively and it is essential that you discuss continuing/going back on any of these medications with your urologist, primary care physician and/or cardiologist.

Activity: Do not lift more than fifteen pounds for 1-2 days. If you see a lot of blood, you probably did too much. Food: Eat what you feel like. Sometimes after surgery people are not hungry or don’t eat much. As long as you are able to eat/drink without nausea or vomiting, this is fine. Start slowly.

Fever: Call if there is a fever over 100 degrees. A urinary tract infection can occur in up to 18% of the cases. This can be a possible source of fever after the procedure.

Driving: Do not drive if you are taking narcotics. Wait at least 24 hours to drive if you received sedation or a general anesthetic. We just want you to be sure you will not be in pain and have an accident, hurt yourself or anyone else. If you question the ability to drive, wait until you are comfortable that you can safely drive.

Follow up: Please call the day of surgery or the next business day to arrange an appointment in 2-3 weeks. We want to check your urine to be sure there is no infection as well as check the residual urine to be sure that you are emptying adequately. If you have any questions, please call the office.

Urologic Specialists of Northwest Indiana