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Dr. Amit Patel
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Bladder Sling Surgery (Overview)

Female bladder sling surgery is a procedure performed to treat stress urinary incontinence (leakage with cough/ laugh/ sneeze/ lifting). It involves placing support under/ around the urethra. Most commonly, a midurethral sling is used (synthetic or biologic).


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Has anyone had a bladder sling surgery recently?

Has anyone had a bladder sling surgery recently?

Yes: Incontinence surgery is quite commonplace and is routinely done on essentially any surgical service. Do you have a specific question regarding these procedures? ...Read more

Dr. Amit Patel
49 doctors shared insights

Bladder Sling Surgery (Overview)

Female bladder sling surgery is a procedure performed to treat stress urinary incontinence (leakage with cough/ laugh/ sneeze/ lifting). It involves placing support under/ around the urethra. Most commonly, a midurethral sling is used (synthetic or biologic).


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Can you tell me about failed bladder sling surgery?

Can you tell me about failed bladder sling surgery?

Sling can fail.: A bladder sling sometimes does not work to treat incontinence and sometimes fails. Failure can occur at any time. It is important to be evaluated for other causes of incontinence. Their are alternative treatments like bulking agents, pelvic pt and electrical stimulation that can be effective. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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What to do if I have a failed bladder sling surgery?

What to do if I have a failed bladder sling surgery?

Consult a urogyn or: urologist who is experienced with these situations. Initial sling surgery is not always effective, but that does not mean that you dont have any options. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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What is the recovery like for bladder sling surgery?

What is the recovery like for bladder sling surgery?

Minimal: For a mesh sling only, there is minimal pain and no real restrictions other than nothing in your vagina for 6 weeks. Driving and work can usually resume whenever you feel like it. This may vary from patient to patient but, having done thousands of mesh slings, it's rare to have pain or extended recovery. ...Read more

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Has anyone had children after bladder sling surgery?

Has anyone had children after bladder sling surgery?

Why not: Pregnancy may cause recurrence of problem, bladder sling surgery will not prevent pregnancy in a reproductive age woman. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more