Sacral Neuromodulation

An InterStim™ neurostimulator is a small, implantable device that sends mild electrical pulses to the nerves controlling your bladder and/or bowel functions. It is used to treat problems like fecal incontinence, constipation, overactive bladder or urinary retention.

For Constipation

When constipation becomes a long-term problem, it can be hard to treat. When conventional treatments have not worked, sacral neuromodulation from Medtronic may help normalize bowel movements. You can have a trial assessment to see if it will help your symptoms.
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For Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence affects up to 1 in 10 people at some time in their lives.  It is more common in elderly people. When standard treatments do not work, sacral neuromodulation from Medtronic can bring relief from the embarrassment and difficulties caused by fecal incontinence. You can find out if it will help you by having a trial assessment.
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For Overactive Bladder

The symptoms of overactive bladder can be extremely frustrating, with sudden urge to urinate or unexpected leaks of urine that you cannot control. If standard treatments have not worked or you have not been able to tolerate them, a trial assessment of sacral neuromodulation from Medtronic could be the next step.
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For Urinary Retention

Urinary retention is not only frustrating to experience but carries a risk of damaging your health further. If you have not been helped by standard therapies for urinary retention, sacral neuromodulation from Medtronic may be the answer. A trial assessment will allow you to find out if it will help your bladder to function as it should.
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Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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