Your doctor will help you to determine if sacral nerve stimulation is right for you. This treatment is designed to reduce urinary symptoms for people who suffer non-obstructive urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence and urgency-frequency.
Sacral nerve stimulation may be a good option for people who have failed or could not tolerate more conservative treatments.
The potential benefit of sacral nerve stimulation for you can be demonstrated with a trial assessment. This procedure uses an external stimulator and test lead system that can be placed during a simple procedure in your doctor's office or operating room.
Throughout the trial assessment period, you will keep track of your urinary symptoms in a special diary. If your symptoms are significantly reduced or eliminated during the testing period, you may benefit from long-term use of sacral nerve stimulation.
The results of sacral nerve stimulation vary from person to person. This treatment option is not a cure for bladder control problems; it may help relieve your symptoms.
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