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Sling Procedures

What Does a Vaginal Sling Procedure Involve?

A vaginal sling procedure creates a sling of support to help prevent the urethra from opening when a woman coughs, sneezes, or laughs. It involves placing a piece of mesh type material under the urethra.

What is Vaginal Sling, or Mesh Surgery?

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The procedure can be done in one of two ways: just above the vagina on the lower abdomen (retropubic) or into the creases of the groin (transobturator technique). Some women having mesh or sling surgery may also have a cystocele (bladder prolapse), rectocele (prolapsed rectum into the vagina), uterine, or small bowel (enterocele) prolapse. If that is the case, the surgery is often extended to include additional support to the bladder and urethra.

Complications of Sling & Mesh Surgery?

Complications can include bleeding and infection, erosion or infection of the graft material requiring further surgery, injury to nearby organs, pain, urine retention, recurrent or worsening incontinence, new or worse vaginal prolapse, urgency or urge type-incontinence.

Can Kegel8 Help after Sling & Mesh Surgery?

YES! One in three pelvic surgery operations fail so it is vital that you strengthen your pelvic floor after the sling and mesh surgery to continue with your rehabilitation.

Kegel8 can will help after your Sling Repair by strengtheing your pelvic floor and preventing further prolapses. If you undergo pelvic floor surgery you need to ensure you only do it once and it is a success!

To ensure the best possible outcomes for your sling procedure make sure you perform your pelvic floor exercises, this will help with healing and rehabilitation of your pelvic floor.

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