Finding relief from the loss of bowel control can be a long journey. The graphic below shows an overview of treatment options for bowel incontinence. If you don’t have success with one treatment, don’t give up! Work with your doctor to try another option.
Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy, delivered through the InterStim™ System, may be an option if you have chronic bowel control problems and have not had success with, or are not a candidate for, more conservative treatments. If your bowel control problem has become bothersome and is getting in the way of your active lifestyle, talk with your doctor about whether the InterStim™ System is right for you.
Keep a log of your symptoms, including how often you have bowel movements and leaks, and bring it to your next doctor visit so you can have a candid discussion about treatment options.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.