I have had a j pouch for 5 years now with no or little success. I had to have my colon removed because of ulverative colitis and daily bowel incontinence. My doctor is goin to do the 14 day trial interstim on me in one week. So any of you have the same thing wrong as I do and if so did interstim help? I had retire from teaching after 34 years because of daily bowel incontinence. I really would love for all the feedback you can give. I tried just about every medication and pelvic physical therapy there is. Thanka so much.
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interestingly, I had an interstim implanted priority my ostomy and j pouch journey for fecal incontinence from an unrelated surgery.... I have had it turned off (its operated by a battery ) but am considering trying it again as I have had some urinary incontinence since the j pouch surgery 8 weeks ago. my doc said it may help.
I will keep you posted. feel free to let me know if you have questions!
My interstim is bowel incontinence. It is pretty new around here and can't find anyone who has had both and I am going through the trial Part now and in 7 days I may have the permanent one and just wanted total with someone who has had both and wondered how it has worked for them. I have researched everywhere I can think of and reached out to this but no results yet. I would really appreciate it for any suggestions or help I can get. Also, I am interested in anyone who has bowel incontinence after j pouch surgery. This is goin on 5!years for me and I am willing to do anything. I am pretty much restricted to my home because of bowel,incontinence.