Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:27 AM
Has anyone had this done? Did it help?
Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:31 AM
I've been thinking about you.
I don't know if this is the same thing or not, but a friend of mine was having a similar problem. She went to a doctor that did some sort of "stimulation" by digitally penetrating her anus and moving something around. Whatever it was called, it worked for her. Is that what you are talking about?
Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:42 PM
Tomorrow is the big day, eh? I'd be nervous too!
We've got 2 articles on sacral nerve stimulation in our Bowel Incontinence section:
Medium-term results of permanent sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence. Sacral nerve stimulation is a safe and effective treatment for faecal incontinence when conventional treatment has failed. There is minimal morbidity. The benefit is maintained in the medium term. Br J Surg 2002 Jul;89(7):896-901 PubMed
Sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence due to systemic sclerosis. Sacral nerve stimulation is a safe and effective treatment for resistant faecal incontinence secondary to scleroderma. Gut 2002 Dec;51(6):881-3 PubMed
Both of them were British studies, by the way.
I'll keep my fingers crossed that the appointment goes well!
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:12 PM
I have had nerve test done which sounds very much like what your friend had but I think they are talking about doing some sort of implant.
Jeannie thanks for those links, it does sound quite positive so if they do decide this is the way to go perhaps it will solve my issues.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:35 AM
I'm am hoping that this works for me, it would be so good not having to worry so much where toilets are & if I can get to them in time.