Incontinence caused by vibrator use

Patient

Q: I have read that using a mains powered very intense vibrator for prolonged periods can cause nerve damage, especially if used near the urethral opening. Unfortunately I did not read this until I developed urge incontinence, I assume as a direct result of this (as I am only in my twenties, no children or any other risk factors and I only developed urge incontinence several months after purchasing this device). My question therefore is, is this nerve damage permanent (like it is for men who use drills on roads for example) or can the nerves repair themselves over time? I am told that kegel exercises are only beneficial for stress incontinence and will not help urge incontinence, so I am hoping there is something I can do to reverse the damage).

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