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What is sacral nerve stimulation?

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The doctor uses electricity to stimulate the nerves that control your bladder. They’ll place a small device under the skin in your butt. It sends mild electric charges through a wire to a nerve in your lower back. This helps build bladder control. This procedure is commonly referred to as a bladder pacemaker.

From: How Do You Treat OAB? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women,” “Urinary Incontinence in Women.”

The Simon Foundation for Continence: “About Incontinence -- Treatment/Management Options -- Medications for Overactive Bladder (OAB) With or Without Urge Urinary Incontinence.”

University of Utah Health Care: “Bladder Botox.”

Medscape: “Botox OK for Some Patients With OAB, but Not All.”

Bladder and Bowel Foundation: “Sacral Nerve Stimulation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Overactive Bladder” “What to Do If Your Overactive Bladder Mediation Isn’t Working.”

Mayo Clinic: “Overactive Bladder: Treatment and Drugs,” “Oxybutynin (Oral Route).”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 23, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: “Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women,” “Urinary Incontinence in Women.”

The Simon Foundation for Continence: “About Incontinence -- Treatment/Management Options -- Medications for Overactive Bladder (OAB) With or Without Urge Urinary Incontinence.”

University of Utah Health Care: “Bladder Botox.”

Medscape: “Botox OK for Some Patients With OAB, but Not All.”

Bladder and Bowel Foundation: “Sacral Nerve Stimulation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Overactive Bladder” “What to Do If Your Overactive Bladder Mediation Isn’t Working.”

Mayo Clinic: “Overactive Bladder: Treatment and Drugs,” “Oxybutynin (Oral Route).”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 23, 2018

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