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What are the risks of urinary incontinence surgeries?
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 doctors agree
In brief: Also depends
Risk of any surgery depends on age and other health conditions.
Older and more health issues, higher the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. With incontinence surgery, specifically, injury to bladder, ureter, bowel and blood vessels. Infection, blood transfusion, though rare. Urine retention, "can't pee". These are a few, the consent form is a full page, small print.

In brief: Also depends
Risk of any surgery depends on age and other health conditions.
Older and more health issues, higher the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. With incontinence surgery, specifically, injury to bladder, ureter, bowel and blood vessels. Infection, blood transfusion, though rare. Urine retention, "can't pee". These are a few, the consent form is a full page, small print.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Denise Elser
midurethral sling has low risk of anesthetic complication, bleeding or serious infection. Bladder injury, minor if recognized at time of surgery. Urinary frequency, double void. Also risk of UTI during recovery. urinary retention or slng exposure (vaginal skin fails to heal over small section of sling) may require procedure.
6 doctors agree
In brief: NEED MORE FACTS
There are so many different types of sugeries for different degress and types of incontinenc all are associated with different degrees and types of complications.
Please be more specific as to type of problem so the question can be better answered. Botom line: incontinence is pretty miserable and can be treated. There is no reason to live in diapers. Seek the experts for best results.

In brief: NEED MORE FACTS
There are so many different types of sugeries for different degress and types of incontinenc all are associated with different degrees and types of complications.
Please be more specific as to type of problem so the question can be better answered. Botom line: incontinence is pretty miserable and can be treated. There is no reason to live in diapers. Seek the experts for best results.
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Dr. Andrew McCullough
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
There are risks to any surgery.
Discuss details with your doctor. Risks can be bleeding, infection, injury, temporary/permanent retention of urine, incontinence, erosion or exposure of implanted materials, sexual dysfunction, anesthesia reactions, medication reactions, hospitalization, death.....

In brief: Depends
There are risks to any surgery.
Discuss details with your doctor. Risks can be bleeding, infection, injury, temporary/permanent retention of urine, incontinence, erosion or exposure of implanted materials, sexual dysfunction, anesthesia reactions, medication reactions, hospitalization, death.....
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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