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Electrical Stimulation to Anal Sphincter Muscle

Well, as many of you know, I lost the urge to defecate years ago. So, tomorrow, I am scheduled for my 1st electrical stimulation to the anal sphincter muscle.

The Tech explained that she is going to attempt to make the muscle relax. I am supposed to receive two treatments a week for 6 weeks.

Has anyone else had this done, and if so, did it help you?

I am so tired of dis-impacting!!!!


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198419 tn?1360242356
Hi Sheila,

Desperate times, call for desperate measures huh love?

Oh my. I'm so sorry to say that I do not know the instances of MSers who have had this, and if they had relief. But, what I can do is search the www with the hopes others have and are talking about it.

What day to you start?
198419 tn?1360242356
Some study info (old and new'ish) while you wait....




I'll work on finding patient experiences.
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Hi, Shell.

I just can't take it anymore. So, when I read that the hospital 45 minutes away opened a Center for Incontinence, I asked my G.I. Doc if he thought they could help me.

He set up an appt. right away.

I start tomorrow.

I'm nervous, because he still hasn't found the cause of my diarrhea.

Gallbladder Ultrasound was normal, and BCBS refuses to pay for a HdaScan because the Ultrasound was normal.

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Thanks for the links, Shell.

Much appreciated.

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I am new new here!! I have been searching the Internet !! When by chance I came across ur post!! I have lost .. Ah.. Doctors want me to get or have a colostomy Bag !!  I keep saying there must be something like electricity or stimulation anything to first try.. Because I will not I refuse to accept a poop bag !!!  Did you ever get it done?? I swear I would hook my butt to my car battery if it would work ( I'm sorry ) I was a model.. I have lost everything.
I just want to know where I can go for this treatment.. I can't find it anywhere !!
My name is Lisa Stegeman. Google me.. I am real. I promise.
P.s. reading your posts makes me feel not so alone.
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