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  • Inter-Stim Revision Surgery Due to Weight Loss

    I had bilateral inter-stim surgery where the modulators were implanted in my upper buttock area with the leads down by the pudendal nerves in 2015 for pudendal neuralgia. I was then diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis in 2017. It has helped with both. Over the past year, I have lost 25 pounds and I have recently begun experiencing intense pain over my L implant whenever I drive, sit, or lay on that side. Because of the pudendal neuralgia, I don't sit unless absolutely necessary. I also had my back fused at L-5, S-1 in 2012, which causes SI joint dysfunction on my left side, which is right in the same general area as the implant. My doctor is 6 hours away and I haven't been seen by him yet, just communicated by email. He says it is likely that the weight loss may have caused the need for a revision to be done. I was wondering if anyone has had to have revision surgery due to weight loss and what their experience was like?

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    Re: Inter-Stim Revision Surgery Due to Weight Loss

    I can't answer your question, but did want to say to the IC Network.

    Warm hugs,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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