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

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Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Getting pregnant is not the problem. Urinary retention, pelvic trauma and fda guidelines are.
You are likely to end up with a catheter for the second half of your pregnancy and will have to have a c-section. A doc putting one in knowing u were planning to get pregnant would be committing malpractice. The sling would be more likely to erode into ur bladder urethra and cause long term problems.

In brief: Yes

Getting pregnant is not the problem. Urinary retention, pelvic trauma and fda guidelines are.
You are likely to end up with a catheter for the second half of your pregnancy and will have to have a c-section. A doc putting one in knowing u were planning to get pregnant would be committing malpractice. The sling would be more likely to erode into ur bladder urethra and cause long term problems.
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Dr. Scott Beard
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