InterStim® Therapy for Fecal Incontinence
Fecal incontinence, also known as bowel incontinence, is a condition in which a person has unexpected or is unable to control the release of fecal matter and mucus from the rectum. Symptoms can also include frequent, urgent bathroom use. An estimated 8.3 percent of U.S. adults suffer from fecal incontinence during their lives. The condition most commonly affects older women. Even though the issue is far from rare, many women feel too embarrassed to discuss their symptoms, even with their healthcare providers.
Yet, many options can help alleviate the symptoms of fecal incontinence, including a minimally invasive therapy called InterStim®. InterStim® is not just a coping technique or a bandaid; it stops fecal incontinence by reconnecting a patient’s mind and bowels for better control.