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What have you heard about interstim for bladder control? I have tried everything they ask you to do and this is the last resort.

By October 30, 2011 - 7:41pm
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I have urinary frequency,urgency and incontinence, also bowel incontinence. Also have herniated disc and bulging disc wondering if this contributes to problem. Oh I also have my bladder and uterus that are bulging out of my vagina. Help! What should I do

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Hi Daffodil,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question. Experts believe, that some of the symptoms of a Herniated disc are:
Electric Shock Pain
Pressure on the nerve can cause abnormal sensations, commonly experienced as electric shock pains. When the compression occurs in the cervical (neck) region, the shocks go down your arms, when the compression is in the lumbar (low back) region, the shocks go down your legs.

Tingling & Numbness
Patients often have abnormal sensations such as tingling, numbness, or pins and needles. These symptoms may be experienced in the same region as painful electric shock sensations.

Muscle Weakness
Because of the nerve irritation, signals from the brain may be interrupted causing muscle weakness. Nerve irritation can also be tested by examining reflexes.

Bowel or Bladder Problems
These symptoms are important because it may be a sign of cauda equina syndrome, a possible condition resulting from a herniated disc. This is a medical emergency, and your should see your doctor immediately if you have problems urinating, having bowel movements, or if you have numbness around your genitals.
InterStim Therapy for Urinary Control is indicated for the treatment of urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence and significant symptoms of urgency-frequency.

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October 31, 2011 - 7:39am
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