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If you’ve tried other treatments without success, or you’ve experienced intolerable side effects from medications, Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy (Sacral Neuromodulation), delivered by the InterStim™ System, may provide you relief from urinary retention. The InterStim™ System is not intended for patients with urinary retention caused by an obstruction.
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy may reduce symptoms for many people who suffer from urinary retention. Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy is reversible and can be discontinued at any time by turning off or removing the device. Unlike other surgical treatment options for urinary retention, Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy starts with an evaluation, where you can experience how it feels and see if it will help reduce your symptoms, prior to going forward with the implant procedure.
Implanting an InterStim™ System has risks similar to any surgical procedure, including swelling, bruising, bleeding, and infection. Talk with your doctor about ways to minimise these risks.
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy might cause you to experience some of these side effects:
Problems may be resolved with surgery, medication, or reprogramming. These events may also resolve over time. There is a possibility that some may remain unresolved. See Important Safety Information for possible adverse events. This therapy is not for everyone. Please consult your doctor. A prescription is required.
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.