BOTOX and BPH

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Has anyone tried botox injection into their prostate as a treatment for BPH? My uro wants to inject botox into my scrotum for pain management but he also uses it to reduce the size of the prostate for BPH. Thanks. Howard

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    I have also heard it used for external sphincter issues. I would recommend doing some independent research and get a second (maybe third) opinion. I had one urologist discuss this with me, then added that he did not do it (and as such did not recommend it- which tends to go hand in hand with some).

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    Hey Howard

    Just did a quick look up. They have be trying this out from 2005. Last one was 2013.

    I read a article from ABC News. They would give diluted botox into the prostate which is done in the office. It would be 100 -300 units depending on the size. In this report they could not say that the size of the prostate change but the symptom relief was from the change of the prostate muscle tone. They also said the botox injection would only lasted about a year.

    Now in the one trail ( 137 men ) I read that 30% of the men had improvement. They also said that it need more research. And only 15 % of the men had there prostate get smaller. They really do not explain it right. They use Botox to get rid of wrinkles but what happens after they inject it into the prostate. It does say that it relaxes the prostate.

    Take care Howard. I would hold off on it for now. Has he done it on anyone yet. Talk to them first.

    Good Luck.........Ken

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      Thanks ken for researching that - you are the best. Can you send me a PM with a link to that report? The botox is not covered by my insurance and costs $300.00 for 100 units! That is a lot for a young looking scrotum! I would like to try it for pain relief though. Can you imagine how many units they would need for my 300 cc prostate!! The urologist keeps criticizing me for my CIC and wants to do all sorts of butchery on my prostate. But I tell him after 4000 self-caths it is like brushing my teeth and cannot be easier with no side effects. It is a teaching hospital and he had a resident with him for my exam and the two of them just laughed at me like I am some sort of freak!! Oh I hate the medical system but cannot seem to extricate myself from it. Howard

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      Howard

      First of all it was not right that they laughed at you. I would get another doctor or tell him no one else in the room.

      I will see if I can find that link again. They may just use 100 units. It would relax the scrotum.

      You do what is best for you. Do not let any doctor talk you into anything.

      Ken

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      Hey Howard

      I just read another trail. It was in the Science News.

      The study was done on 37 men. 27 men had a 30% relief with the injection. They said that no significant side effect a cured.? What side effect did they get.

      Still reading. Take care Ken.

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    If it is relevant, I bet that will cause ED. Even botox injected in your butt is likely to cause ED. (This is what my Derm said. We were considering using botox to treat sweating but we decided to go with a pill option, Robinul for sweating.)

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    There was a clinical trial done a few years back. If I recall correctly, it didn't help much with BPH. Could be your uro is offering something different

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      Hey Buddy

      I was reading another trail and they said that it did not do so well. Don't know if it was the same one that he read. I'm trying to find out some other stuff. What are the side effects. I know that they give you the injection through the butt. Could the needle cut one of the nerves for erection. It does not say. They also said that it can last 6 months to a years.

      Take care. Going to read some more........Ken

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