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What is electrical stimulation for overactive bladder (OAB)?

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It uses a mild electric current to treat your overactive bladder (OAB) and ease your strong urge to pee.

Electrical stimulation may give you better control over the muscles in your bladder, a sac-shaped organ that holds your urine. Your doctor may recommend it if medicine, pelvic exercise, and other lifestyle changes haven’t worked for you.

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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