New Procedure For People With Urinary Urge Incontinence


Friday, July 30th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


A new procedure will help people who suffer from a sudden and constant need to urinate called Urinary Urge Incontinence. A beeper like device is implanted in the patient's abdomen to control urges and leaking. The electrical impulses send the bladder control signals.

There is finally help for people who suffer from Urinary Urge
Incontinence, a condition that causes sudden and constant need to urinate. Sufferers of the condition can go to the bathroom 50 or 60 times a day. Now, doctors are using a beeper-like device to control the urges and leaking. Doctors say it works like a pacemaker. An electrode is placed near the nerves in the lowerspine that controls the bladder. Electrical impulses stimulate the nerves to send the correct signals to the bladder to urinate. In worldwide clinical studies, 3 out of 4 patients saw an improvement. Some patients have experienced pain and infection around the area where the device is implanted, but doctors say the procedure is reversible. About 50 doctors around the United States are using the device.