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Pubo Vaginal Sling
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 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?
Little: The tot procedure has the shortest time of recovery. However you should wait to resume intercourse until vaginal mucosa fully heals. ...Read more
No symptoms: In the short term, if you have no particular symptoms (discharge, odor, itch, abnormal bleeding, pain, etc), there should be no reason to suspect any particular problem. In the long term, after age 21, women should have annual exams with a pelvic exam (including cultures, paps, etc as indicated) to assess and screen for occult problems. ...Read more
Likely normal: Some mild white vaginal discharge is normal, and is likely due to the body responding to hormones. If the discharge ever becomes excessive, foul-smelling, cottage cheese-like, or associated with itching or discomfort, you should see your doc for an eval and exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The thought of getting inability to tolerate vaginal penetration scares me. What are risk factors for it?
Not common: If you have never had intercourse, don't be concerned about not being able to tolerate it. You can prepare by using tampons and becoming familiar with that part of your body. If there seems to be an obstruction to putting in a tampon, then see your doctor since rarely extra pieces of tissue can get in the way. Make sure you are relaxed, ready for sex, & your partner's right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginismus: Some people have involuntary muscle spasm of the vaginal muscles that prevent any penetration into the vagina. There can be numerous causes but usually it is psychologically related. Other causes can be congenital or acquired scar tissue at the opening of the vagina, walls internally that dont normally belong, or other causes of pain that cause voluntary spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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