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Urinary Retention

Learn how others have faced the challenges of urinary retention, investigated the full range of treatment options, and decided to try Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy (Sacral Neuromodulation), delivered by the InterStim™ System.

These statements recount the experiences of patients who are receiving Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy for the treatment of bladder control problems. Please bear in mind that the experiences are specific to each particular person. Not everyone who receives InterStim™ System will receive the same results as the patients in these stories.



LINDA'S STORY Seeking Treatment

Linda H., Urinary Retention

"I shouldn't have to live with this. I shouldn't have to be told that, 'Well, there's nothing else we can do—catheterize for the rest of your life.'"

Ron's Story

Ron had been living with urinary retention since 1994. To empty his bladder, he needed to use a catheter. "You can't imagine how difficult it is to set up a catheter kit and keep everything sterile in a men's public restroom," he says.



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