Before any surgery know the risks.
For instance, the transvaginal mesh procedure itself may give rise to different urinary and genital problems, such as:
• Difficulty urinating and incomplete emptying of the bladder (urinary retention), although this is usually temporary
• Development of an overactive bladder, which could include urge incontinence
• Urinary tract infection
• Painful intercourse
A general or spinal anesthetic is used for the sling procedure. The choice of anesthesia type is made based upon patient preference and clinical factors considered by an anesthesiologist.
A small incision is made in the vaginal area and two small incisions are made through the skin in the groin area. Next, the transvaginal mesh is placed and will extend from one skin incision toward the vagina, around the urethra and back out though the second skin incision to create a “U-Shaped hammock” of support around the urethra. The sling system is designed to add support to the urethra and stabilize it. With the sling in place, normal urinary function may be restored. The mesh tension is adjusted so that the leakage of urine is reduced. After the positioning of the mesh, the small incisions in the groin area and the top of the vaginal canal will be closed and bandaged.
After The Surgery
You may be prescribed antibiotics and pain medication or an over-the-counter pain medication. Routine physical activity will be restricted for a short time. Strenuous activity may be restricted for 6-12 weeks.
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