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incontinence after urethal support sling how long will it last

By Anonymous February 5, 2013 - 10:39pm
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Last week I had surgery and all went very well at the hospital .My problem is Im still having a lot of leakage and now its not only stress incontinence its anytime I called the doctors office and was told by the nurse this is normal for about 4 weeks they will see me then. Is this normal or should I insist on seeing the doctor now. I am still having minimal bleeding and a pinching feeling ,but nothing too bad.

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The urethral sling can be used for women who have stress incontinence to prop up the neck of the bladder .It has about an 80% success rate to about 4 years and is commonly used by most surgeons now to treat incontinence that has failed with simpler treatments.
The procedures are done almost entirely through the vagina. A small incision is necessary just above the hairline or in the thigh creases for placement of some sutures .

The retropubic sling approach requires permanent sutures just above the hairline that may on occasion be felt as a lump, but this subsides with time.
Recovery time at home can be up to 4 weeks and women offer suffer constipation after the procedure for a time after wards. (4-6 weeks)

February 6, 2013 - 9:56pm
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  It's important to let your doctor know of any new symptoms after your surgery.  He can let you know if this is normal after the procedure. 



February 6, 2013 - 5:59am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I really just need to know how long is normal after uretheral sling surgery until Im dry

February 6, 2013 - 1:12pm
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