Rockledge, Florida

Marja Sprock, M.D., FACOG, FPMRS Board Certified
Fellowship Trained Urogynecologist

Now Accepting New Patients

info@CFUroGyn.com      Phone:  321-806-3929

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new  Overactive Bladder

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Have You Had Your Pap Smear?

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The Uterine Fibroid Dilemma

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Non-hormonal Vaginal Atrophy Treatment -- Non-painful Sex Without Estrogen

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Nerve Stimulation to Treat Urinary and Fecal Problems

Is UTI a Major Health Problem?

It Appeared to be an Overactive Bladder

Pessary Treatment of Prolapse

Overactive Bladder Evaluation Chart

Accidental Bowel Loss or Fecal Incontinence

Overactive Bladder Guidelines

Vaginoplasty and the “Designer Vagina”

Surgical Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Recurrent UTI - Urinary Tract Infection

Pads are "Out of Style"

Stool or Bowel Incontinence

Pain with Sex

Nightime Urination

A Tighter Vagina - the Answer to Happiness

Do not Let Urine Loss Color the Golden Years

Office Injection Procedure for Urinary Incontinence

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Third Generation i-Lipo Xcell now available!  FIRST IN U.S.A.

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Small Battery Can Fix Bowel Control Issues
By Marja Sprock, M.D. FACOG, FPMRS Board Certified

Nearly 18 million adult Americans have an issue with bowel control, which is almost 1 in 12. It is more common in women than men and increases with age. Issues as childbirth, bowel surgeries as well as chronic constipation or diarrhea can contribute to the problem. It is a problem, which is often hidden in the comfort of home. Some people know their unexpected loss of stool will mostly happen in the morning and can go out after the first morning hours have passed, others like Carol are stuck in the house. Carol underwent a removal of part of her colon for cancer and afterwards has been dealing with sudden onset extremely urgent bowel movements, which often do not end up in the toilet. Carol used to dream of travelling, which changed into difficulty to be in the grocery store. She sought help a couple of years ago, but even the large academic center she visited could not help her.

Carol read an article about a small nerve stimulator, which could be inserted under local anesthesia and light sedation and through small electrical impulses could control her anal sphincter. The Interstim® device is FDA approved and has been used for many years for bowel issues and also helps problems with urination. It is about the size of a pacemaker, however does not get inserted in the chest, but the buttock area. It does not stick out like a pacemaker and you can wear a little black dress if desired.

18 million

Americans with bowel control issues

80-90%

Average improvement in fecal incontinence after implant

30-45 minutes

Time it takes to insert the implant

3-7 years

Battery life of implant

Carol wanted to really go on a cruise, but her first goal was going to the grocery store without worries if her diaper would show her problem or people would smell her out. Carol had not revealed her fecal control problem to any of her friends, but was surprised to find out that her neighbor was very content with the same Interstim® device helping her issues with control of urine that had plagued her for years. The Interstim® therapy system consists of a lead implanted close to the sacral nerve and a neurostimulator which provides the electrical pulse. The neurostimulator will last an average of 5 years , after it will have to be replaced; the lead will not have to be redone if working well. The lead is inserted close to the sacral nerve, while the patient is even asked to talk to the doctor. No major surgery is needed, although as in all procedures there is always a risk of infection, lead migration and need for adjustment. Most of the adjustments, if needed, can be done with the controller after implantation of the small battery.

The Interstim® device has really given a new life to people with bowel control issues, who have tried everything else. The secret is definitely in the small battery. Before the Interstim® there was little that could be offered for such a wide spread issue as bowel control. Not everybody will achieve total control with the Interstim®, but the majority of people will significantly improve. Before insertion of the device, it will be tested for efficacy by keeping a bowel diary for 2 weeks.

As a lot of women know a small box is often better than a larger one; a small Interstim® device is a lot better than the box of diapers. Carol is one of the 18 million who has been saved by the little battery and has booked her cruise. If you never realized you are not the only one with bowel control issues and you have enough courage to make an appointment with Dr. Sprock or dr. Davis at Central Florida UroGynecology, the small battery may also be your answer to improved control and regaining your life. At Central Florida UroGynecology we have years of experience treating women with bowel control issues and have experience with Interstim® for urinary and bowel control issues in women for years. More treatments are available and will usually be tried first. After evaluation of your specific issue, all treatment options will be discussed with you. Our center has the most advanced technology available to assess the reason for your accidental bowel loss as well as the most experience with techniques as Interstim® for bowel control.

Choose to live again with confidence. There is nothing sexy about pads, nor are they comfortable or cheap. You may want to wear a little black dress, but maybe just white pants and be confident doing it.

Call Central Florida UroGynecology in Rockledge 321-806-3929 or visit www.CFUroGyn.com for more information. 

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