Sunday, April 6, 2008

How Long is Recovery after a Sling?

Sling procedures for Stress Urinary Incontinence usualy take about 20-30 minutes and are performed as an outpatient.

I councel patients to "take it easy" for 72 hours after the procedure. Most women can go back to work thereafter (as long as work is not very physically demanding usually)

I advise patients to not do any heavy exercise for 2-3 weeks (biking, aerobics, spinning, hiking) but walking is acceptable.

No sex, baths or pools for 6 weeks!

If any other vaginal prolaspe problem exists, these can be repaired at the same time. And most are outpatient as well.

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