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Stress Incontinence Surgery
I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back to back procedures. What can I expect afterwards. Can you explain the procedures?
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
I had bladder surgery a week ago. (tape) for stress incontinence . I am now having pain in my groin. Could there be a connection?
I had tot surgery 2 weeks ago for stress incontinence and now i can't pee what is wrong with me and will this get better as i heal?
Should pt/pelvic floor training always be tried before doing surgery for grade 2 prolapses and stress incontinence?
Not necessarily: Pelvic muscle training using biofeedback and electrical stimulation therapy can be a very effective treatment for incontinence. It is not likely to resolve your prolapse issues but may decrease the symptoms related to prolapse. The final decision to try this treatment should be based on your specific symptoms and a discussion of pros and cons with your surgeon. You may avoid surgery altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Loss of urine: Stress incontinence is losing urine without meaning to during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Stress incontinence may occur from weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra or because the urethral sphincter is not working correctly. This could be caused by: childbirth, medications, obesity, smoking. Stress incont. Is much more common in women. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tests for SUI: Urodynamics, or bladder function testing, is performed to evaluate the cause of incontinence. Although stress incontinence generally occurs with cough or sneeze, sometimes a bladder contraction is started and surgery is not the remedy, rather medication may help. A small catheter is placed in the bladder and vagina to evaluate this. ...Read more
Various factors: Stress incontinence is losing urine without meaning to during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Stress incontinence may occur from weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra or because the urethral sphincter is not working correctly. This could be caused by: childbirth, medications, obesity, smoking. Stress incont. Is much more common in women. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more
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