When you’re living with Medtronic bowel control therapy, your journey enters a new stage. But that doesn’t mean you won’t occasionally have questions or need support. Here you can find all you need to stay informed, connected, and encouraged as you find relief and get on with your life.
In addition to risks related to surgery, complications can include pain at the implant sites, new pain, infection, lead (thin wire) movement/migration, device problems, undesirable changes in urinary or bowel function, and uncomfortable stimulation (sometimes described as a jolting or shocking feeling).Talk with your doctor about ways to minimize these risks.
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