Urethral Suspension -- Transvaginal Suspensions

Urethral suspension is a surgery to correct stress incontinence in women. Female Bladder and UrethraCopyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.

  • Call Your Doctor

    After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
    • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
    • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
    • Severe nausea or vomiting
    • Trouble urinating
    • Pain, burning, urgency, or frequency while urinating

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition


    Urethral suspension is a surgery to correct stress
    incontinence
    in women.

    Female Bladder and Urethra
    Bladder and uretha female
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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure

    The goal of this surgery is to place the urethra and bladder back into the correct position. This will stop the uncontrolled leaking of urine.

  • Possible Complications

    Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a urethral suspension, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Reactions to anesthesia
    • Inability to urinate
    • Continued incontinence or recurrence of the problem
    • Damage to other nearby organs or blood vessels
    • Pain (such as, during sexual intercourse)

    Before your procedure, talk to your doctor about ways to manage factors that may increase your risk of complications such as:

    • Smoking
    • Drinking
    • Chronic disease such as diabetes or obesity