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What can you ask your doctor about electrical stimulation for overactive bladder (OAB)?

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It might take some trial and error to find the right treatment for your OAB. Talk to your doctors about the pros and cons of electrical stimulation. You might ask:

If the electrical stimulation doesn’t work for you, talk to your doctor about other possible options.

  • Which of these treatments do you recommend?
  • How is it different from other electrical stimulation treatments?
  • What side effects can it cause?
  • What should I do if I have side effects?

SOURCES:

Bladder & Bowel Community: "Sacral Nerve Stimulation," "Tibial nerve stimulation."

Cleveland Clinic: "Female Incontinence."

Cochrane : "Non-invasive electrical stimulation for overactive bladder in adults."

Current Urology Reports : "Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation: A clinically and cost effective addition to the overactive bladder algorithm of care."

Dartmouth-Hitchcock: "Sacral Nerve Stimulation Therapy."

Mayo Clinic: "Urinary incontinence surgery in women: The next step."

Medscape: "Sacral Nerve Stimulation."

Research and Reports in Urology : "Sacral neuromodulation in overactive bladder: a review and current perspectives."

Simon Foundation: "Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)."

Urology Care Foundation: "Overactive Bladder (OAB): Medical and Surgical Treatments."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Bladder & Bowel Community: "Sacral Nerve Stimulation," "Tibial nerve stimulation."

Cleveland Clinic: "Female Incontinence."

Cochrane : "Non-invasive electrical stimulation for overactive bladder in adults."

Current Urology Reports : "Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation: A clinically and cost effective addition to the overactive bladder algorithm of care."

Dartmouth-Hitchcock: "Sacral Nerve Stimulation Therapy."

Mayo Clinic: "Urinary incontinence surgery in women: The next step."

Medscape: "Sacral Nerve Stimulation."

Research and Reports in Urology : "Sacral neuromodulation in overactive bladder: a review and current perspectives."

Simon Foundation: "Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)."

Urology Care Foundation: "Overactive Bladder (OAB): Medical and Surgical Treatments."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 13, 2018

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