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I want to know from anyone the positives and the negatives of getting interstim implant for bladder control, Asap I have procedure scheduled and I am not sure if it is going to help me.

By October 30, 2011 - 9:04pm
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Hi Daffodil,

Welcome back to EmpowHER. I provided some information on the previous post on Interstim. InterStim is an implant that emits mild electrical signals to help relieve overactive bladder (OAB) and incontinence. Methodist Dallas Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in North Texas to offer this treatment, which can often improve overactive bladder and incontinence symptoms by 50 percent or more and, unlike other treatments, is wholly reversible.
Before insertion, the InterStim implant is attached outside the body for three to five days. If the overactive bladder or incontinence symptoms improve by more than half during this trial, the InterStim implant can be surgically placed inside the body. The procedure takes no more than 30 to 60 minutes, and people are usually out of bed within a day and back to normal activities in about two weeks.
Here's a link that can help, with advise from experts.


October 31, 2011 - 7:59am
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