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Pubo Vaginal Sling
I am having tot vaginal sling surgery and I am wondering how long the recovery is? Also, is it less invasive than the vaginal removal of the uterus?
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. Sling is less invasive than vaginal hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If your sling or mesh is too tight, then you will have issues with difficult urination, abnormal urination, and/or pain (most commonly). No imaging study can show how 'tight' a sling is. It is very difficult to properly visualize mesh products for defects with any imaging modality currently. The best evaluation is a proper history and thorough examination, and possibly urodynamic studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a bladder sling and hysterectomy 8 years ago. now i think i have a vaginal vault prolapse with a rectocele…what can be done?
Prolapse: Prolapse can be relieved by the use of a pessary on occasion or by surgical correction. The most common procedure is the sacrospinous fixation. The best thing for you to do is see a Gyn for further evaluation. With vault prolapse it is often best to seek out a Gyn that specializes in surgery or robotics, although most generalists can help. Hope this helps. DrG ...Read more