Sacral nerve stimulation

What is Sacral nerve stimulation?

Sacral nerve stimulation, also termed sacral neuromodulation, typically involves the implantation of a programmable stimulator subcutaneously which delivers low amplitude electrical stimulation via a lead to the sacral nerve, usually accessed via the S3 foramen. Sacral nerve stimulation is also under investigation as treatment for a host of other conditions; which may include constipation brought on by nerve damage due to surgical procedures.

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I went to er and xray was done which said severe constipation.i took the prescribed meds,sorbitol,laxative,mineral oil and had bowel movement in...

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Colonoscopy required

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Such extreme constipation in this age is not common,especially after multiple...

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I have been experiencing anal leakage for about 2 months. I have to keep some rolled-up tissue next to my anis to absorb it. I had a sigmoidoscopy...

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Sphincter weakness.

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I went through your query and understood your concerns.

When you...

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What can you do to prevent or heal a leaky butt.

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Depends on the duration

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Thanks for your query.

The treatment modality for fecal incontinence depends on the...

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