September 23, 2014
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Bladder (Overactive)

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Overactive bladder: surgery

In the rare instance that lifestyle interventions and medications aren't enough to control your overactive bladder symptoms, there are surgical options you can discuss with your doctor.

The most common surgical procedure involves implanting a device that continuously stimulates the pelvic nerve with small amounts of electricity. This prevents the detrusor muscle from contracting involuntarily.

The other most common surgical option is bladder reconstructive surgery. Bladder reconstruction is major surgery, and fortunately most people with overactive bladder get satisfactory control of their symptoms with lifestyle interventions and medications.

If you have questions about whether surgical options are right for you, talk to your doctor.


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