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In general which has a longer recovery time a robotic hysterectomy or a bladder sling WITH a recocele repair with out mesh for the recocele?

In general which has a longer recovery time a robotic hysterectomy or a bladder sling WITH a recocele repair with out mesh for the recocele?

Pain: Generally, slings and minimally invasive hysterectomies, such as robotic, result in very little pain post-operatively. Rectocele repairs are variable from person to person but this usually results in more pain than either of the 2 above. Usually, after a couple of weeks, this pain will resolve also but initially, rectocele repair is usually more painful than robotic hysterectomy. ...Read more

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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


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In general how long will someone be sore/in pain after having bladder sling and recocele surgery?

In general how long will someone be sore/in pain after having bladder sling and recocele surgery?

2 weeks: Rectocele will hurt more than the sling. Most of my patients awill return to sit down jobs in 2-3weks. Drive by 10 days post op. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?

How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?

Depends: We usually recommend 2 weeks off from driving but it depends on how you are feeling and if you had an open procedure or laparscopic hysterectomy. For uncomplicated laparascopic procedures 1-2 weeks. Ask your md what she recommends. ...Read more

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I am in stage 4 kidnesy disease from taking lithium for to long. I also have a bladder sling. I have been having pain on my right side flank and hip?

I am in stage 4 kidnesy disease from taking lithium for to long. I also have a bladder sling. I have been having pain on my right side flank and hip?

.? What is question: I am sorry the way u feel, it can be hard, very hard. U need to see a nephrologist and may be pain manegement physician. ...Read more

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What are the problems of a bladder sling?

What are the problems of a bladder sling?

Varies.: Most pt who have a sling do not have problems. Sometimes a sling either does not work or stops working. Less commonly some women will have pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating or other problems. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the sling. ...Read more

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What are potential bladder sling complications?

What are potential bladder sling complications?

Bladder slings: Depends on type of procedure to some degree. In general, the possible complications are: urinary retention, wound infection, erosion of the sling, pain with sexual intercourse and failure to correct the incontinence ...Read more

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I got a bladder sling and I want it out what do you think?

I got a bladder sling and I want it out what do you think?

Problems?: Some women have symptoms of pain from slings. Vaginal pain in the area of the sling, pain with intercourse, pain with other activities, difficulty emptying your bladder and recurrent uti's are all possible symptoms. You need to see someone who has experience dealing with mesh complications to determine if your sling is the problem. You do not need to remove a sling that is not causing problems. ...Read more

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Should I still be self-cath 5 y postoperative bladder sling?

Should I still be self-cath 5 y postoperative bladder sling?

No.: It is not normal to have to use self catheterization 5 years after a bladder sling procedure. You need to be evaluated to determine if sling is obstructing the urethra or if something else is wrong. See someone with a lot of experience dealing with mesh related complications. Get another opinion if needed. ...Read more

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Who in evansville ind. Will remove a mesh bladder sling am having trouble had 2 put in they took some errosion off of one of them

Who in evansville ind. Will remove a mesh bladder sling am having trouble had 2 put in they took some errosion off of one of them

Suggest following: Asjk your family dr who he/she would send their spouse or daughter to for such surgery, unless the dr sent u 2 surgeon in first place. Then ask any dr or nurse friends u know who they recommend. I suggest female urologist if uro-gynecologist placed mesh sling or vice versa. Personally know drs at indiana university department of urology, one of very best in usa as alternative to going locally. ...Read more

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How complicated is the bladder sling operation?

How complicated is the bladder sling operation?

Sling procedure: In general urethral sling operations used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence are associated with very minimal complications and have a very high success rate and most people are satisfied with the procedure. However as with all surgeries complications can occur and should be discussed treating physician for proceeding with surgery. ...Read more

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What should I do about bladder sling erosion into my organs?

What should I do about bladder sling erosion into my organs?

Have sling removed: Best performed by urologist or experienced uro-gynecologist, my preference is for the former. Eroded sling must be removed. Hopefully bladder &/or urethra will heal after sling removal & not require repair. ...Read more

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What can you do about bladder sling erosion into the organs?

What can you do about bladder sling erosion into the organs?

Removal: Sling erosions are treated surgically with repair of organs as indicated. This usually involves either the bladder, the urethra, or the vaginal wall. Once this is accomplished, follow-up treatments may still be required to treat resulting bladder control issues. ...Read more

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Had a a/p repair w/ bladder sling 8/2010. When I bear down to void my stream stops.  why?

Obstruction: Bladder kinks backwards on itself thus obstructing flow out of the bladder. Similar thing can happen with a urethral sling. Just try nd relax the urthral sphincter muscle and your bladder should contract by reflex. Try not to bear down. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 08 also had tvt bladder sling fitted now suffering sharp pulling pains on lower right side unable to stand at times?

Go to see surgeon...: Record the onset, degree, duration, and interval, other pain- related activities over time with detailed sequence of events, and bring those to Doc for analysis, more history, physicals, possible tests, etc. So to deduce possible Dx for proposing possible Rx. Best wish... Clinically, surgery-related scar/neuroma/nerve entrapment needs to be considered although the time is somewhat remote back to.. ...Read more

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Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence?

Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence?

Treats incontinence: A sling is a device that is placed below the urethra - tube that drains the bladder - to prevent leakage of urine. Slings can be mesh, biologic materials like pig skin or can be made from your own tissue. Slings are used to treat stress incontinence or leaking that is associated with activities like coughing, sneezing or jumping. ...Read more

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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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What is the recovery like from bladder sling surgery?

What is the recovery like from 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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Why doesn't the bladder sling surgery work for me?

Talk to your MD: Only your physician can answer with out knowing all facts, may have dysfunctional bladder, or problem in the spine etc. ...Read more

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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

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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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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 don't have any options. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for bladder sling surgery?

What is the recovery time for bladder sling surgery?

Just few wks: Recovery will be fairly rapid after catheter is removed. ...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

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What is the recovery time after bladder sling surgery?

Short recovery: Most patients can have this done as outpatient surgery, and do not need an indwelling catheter afterwards. Pain and bleeding is generally resolved within two weeks, and most patients can be back to work within one to two weeks; and resume sexual activity after 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Can hernia & bladder sling repair be done at same time?

Maybe: Depends on the type and location of hernia, as well as the technique. I have done laparoscopic hernia repair simultaneously with a bladder sling which was done by another surgeon. Coordinating schedules can be complicated, but its possible in some cases. ...Read more

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What are the next steps after a failed bladder sling surgery?

Further evaluation: Recommend seeing a urogynecologist or a urologist with female reconstructive surgery expertise. You should have a urine test and voiding diary to rule out non-surgical issues. Then cystoscopy and urodynamic testing for further evaluation. Depending on what type of procedure you had in the past, you may or may not be a candidate for a revision +/- new anti-incontinence procedure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bladder sling surgery?

What is the definition or description of: bladder sling surgery?

Bladder Sling: 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). ...Read more