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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


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What is the recovery time after bladder sling surgery?

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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I have urinary retention after bladder sling surgery. Doctor tried to surgically fix it but still can not void. What can I do?

I have urinary retention after bladder sling surgery. Doctor tried to surgically fix it but still can not void. What can I do?

Second opinion: Releasing the sling is a simple procedure and should have worked.
It often results in leakage again but not always.
The only time I've seen this in a patient w/o a preexisting problem
that did not reapond to release was when the patient was very anxious. This will require further evaluation by a doc who has more experience with slings than it sounds like yours might
after releasing i'd stretch it. ...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?

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?

Just few wks: Recovery will be fairly rapid after catheter is removed. ...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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What are the next steps after a failed bladder sling surgery?

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

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Bladder sling surgery is suppose to correct what kind of problem?

Bladder sling surgery is suppose to correct what kind of problem?

Stress incontinence: Leakage when you cough, strain, sneeze laugh- its the gold standard treatment. ...Read more

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Why doesn't the bladder sling surgery work for me?

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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Anyone had the bladder sling surgery and end up perfectly normal again?

Yes: 90% of patients that get this type of surgery are very satisfied 5 years down the road. ...Read more

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Had bladder sling surgery 2wks ago. Having retention of 75-200. Output of 150-325. Dr wants to loosen sling now. May get better? Hold off or surgery?

Had bladder sling surgery 2wks ago. Having retention of 75-200. Output of 150-325. Dr wants to loosen sling now. May get better? Hold off or surgery?

Maybe: Having done thousands of slings, I've found that mesh slings are more "all or none" on voiding. If your stream is normal and not weaker than before, then waiting is probably reasonable. If it's very weak, then maybe more consideration should be given for revision. Understand that because of rather rapid tissue ingrowth, mesh slings cannot be "loosened" very easily after about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I had bladder sling surgery 3 months ago, my private area feels some pain, what's wrong?

I had bladder sling surgery 3 months ago, my private area feels some pain, what's wrong?

Depends: The pain needs to be mapped out along with a complete description of what makes the pain worse such as bladder emptying.
You need to see a urogynecologist and. Bring a copy of your op report if your doc cannot help you. Sling could be too tight misplaced or the pain a result of other surgery that was done at same time. If they used OB tape then the problem is thee sling itself. ...Read more

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Can bladder sling surgery cause swelling in the vagina?

Can bladder sling surgery cause swelling in the vagina?

Possible: Temporary swelling is possible, ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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My 52 year old mom had a bladder sling surgery around 7 years ago and cannot hold her bladder at all. What should she do?

My 52 year old mom had a bladder sling surgery around 7 years ago and cannot hold her bladder at all. What should she do?

See her doc: At this point her treatment would be considered a long term treatment failure. She should talk to a gynecologic surgery experienced in urinary incontinence work about what should be done next. ...Read more

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My Bladder Is Enlarged Now And Being Overworked, As Well As Having UTI'S Bladder Spasms After My Bladder Sling Surgery In 2013 Why Is This?

My Bladder Is Enlarged Now And Being Overworked, As Well As Having UTI'S Bladder Spasms After My Bladder Sling Surgery In 2013 Why Is This?

Many possibilities.: Some women have complications related to their sling. Difficulty urinating and recurrent UTIs can both occur. Some women also have pelvic pain and pain with intercourse. Hope this helps. For more information consider an inbox consult. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you loose complete bladder control months after bladder sling surgery and my abdomen feels different?

What does it mean if you loose complete bladder control months after bladder sling surgery and my abdomen feels different?

Uti: Would be first on my list. Of you are tested and this I not the case u may have retention or urge issues related to diet. Less likely but possible would be a problem with the sling. ...Read more

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My sister is suffering from a tvt bladder sling surgery. She has been refused a translabial ultrasound and passed around. What can I do?

My sister is suffering from a tvt bladder sling surgery. She has been refused a translabial ultrasound and passed around. What can I do?

Be persistent: It is possible to get help for pain or problems relating to a bladder sling. Many women get "passed around" before they get helped. This can be very frustrating. You need to see someone with a lot of experience taking care of women with mesh complications to determine if your problems are from the sling and to help decide on the best course of action. ...Read more

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Is bladder sling surgery for incontinence usually outpatient surgery or does it usually require a hospital stay?

Is bladder sling surgery for incontinence usually outpatient surgery or does it usually require a hospital stay?

Here are some...: An eventful bladder sling procedures can be done as outpatients for most cases, but final decision is reached through joint effort between patients & surgeons reflecting the level of professional proficiency, confidence, and patient's expectation and coping ability. Hence, ask and talk with your surgeon as the most reasonable way to gain reasonable answer. ...Read more

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Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

See remark: There are bladder slings that help in male incontinence
following prostate surgery...but the results are not as good as when placing slings in female incontinence ...Read more

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Bladder sling surgery for incont. Started vaginal and vulva itching burning stinging and redness dr did swab. No infection. Could I be allergic to mesh?

Bladder sling surgery for incont. Started vaginal and vulva itching burning stinging and redness dr did swab. No infection. Could I be allergic to mesh?

Possible: Rare allergic response to mesh is possible, mesh has polyglycol is inert but other binding chemicals may produce allergy. Speak to your surgeon for other possibilities before attributing it due to allergy. ...Read more

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At times I have vaginal bleeding when I have a bowel movement.2 yrs ago urethral bladder sling surgery. Could this be related or something else?

At times I have vaginal bleeding when I have a bowel movement.2 yrs ago urethral bladder sling surgery. Could this be related or something else?

Fistula?: This needs professional evaluation. It could be a rectovaginal fistula, i.e. an abnormal connection between the vagina and rectum. This is more likely if the vaginal blood smells or looks like it might be mixed with feces. See either your personal physician or, perhaps best, the surgeon who treated you 2 years ago. Good luck! ...Read more

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Has anyone had a bladder sling surgery for incontinence and then later on had a successful pregnancy?

Has anyone had a bladder sling surgery for incontinence and then later on had a successful pregnancy?

Yes: Normal pregnancies can follow incontinence surgery. However, delivery can damage the incontinence repair and cause you to leak again. Repeat surgeries tend to be less effective than initial repairs. It is best to treat incontinence with conservative measures and delay surgery until you are done having children. ...Read more

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Burning/stinging urinating. Urethral redness and very sore. Could this be bladder infection? Have been having problems since bladder sling surgery.

Burning/stinging urinating. Urethral redness and very sore. Could this be bladder infection? Have been having problems since bladder sling surgery.

U R (ine) correct: It is a probable urinary tract infection that needs immediate attention. Frequent UTI's post sling surgery suggests that you are not completely emptying your bladder and the residual urine is getting repeatedly infected. Have a Urologist or GYN Urogynecologist evaluate your voiding patterns with Urodynamic testing once the infection has cleared. ...Read more

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In general is it safe to travel 3wks after bladder sling and recocele surgery?

In general is it safe to travel 3wks after bladder sling and recocele surgery?

Yes: As long as you don't have any complications from the surgery and take frequent rest breaks, you should be fine ...Read more

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I have a prolapsed bladder they gyro said I could have a bladder sling are there any risks and if I don't have surgery will it get worse?

I have a prolapsed bladder they gyro said I could have a bladder sling are there any risks and if I don't have surgery will it get worse?

Bladder: Hopefully your md is going to discuss the risks with you. There are risks with every surgery. You should have a lengthy discussion with your md and receive a written consent form to review as well. Yes, the sling has risks. Have you spoken to a urogynecologist about this? In general, bladder tends to worsen over time, but it depends on several factors. Seek qualified help. ...Read more

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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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Bladder Sling Surgery (Definition)

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 ...Read more