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.
Urethral suspension is a surgery to correct stress
Female Bladder and Urethra Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.
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.
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:
- 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:
- Chronic disease such as diabetes or obesity