If you've tried other treatment options and still suffer from bladder control issues, it might be time to consider InterStim Therapy.
InterStim Therapy may be an option for you if:
Talk with your doctor about whether you're a candidate for InterStim Therapy. Or, find a doctor in your area who offers InterStim Therapy.
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If your bladder control problem has become bothersome and is keeping you from doing the things you want to do, your symptoms really are “bad enough” for you to seek an effective treatment.
Only you can determine how bothersome your symptoms are, and how much they interfere with the life you want to live. For a better sense of how much your bladder control problem is affecting your life, rate your symptoms.
You deserve to have your old life back. You owe it to yourself to find out about all the options available to you, and to weigh the pros and cons of each with an open mind.
If you've not had success with common treatments for bladder control problems, talk with your doctor about whether InterStim Therapy is right for you.
Some women are skeptical about the idea of using a medical device to treat bladder control problems. But similar pacemaker-like devices have been used for years to treat many other conditions, from heart problems to chronic pain and Parkinson's disease. Other implanted medical devices such as artificial knees and hips are commonly used to improve quality of life. For the right candidate, InterStim Therapy can also improve quality of life.
Other women are apprehensive about InterStim Therapy when they hear it involves a surgical procedure. But it's important to understand that InterStim Therapy is an outpatient procedure. You usually don't have to stay overnight in the hospital, you don't need general anesthesia, and recovery time is minimal.