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I had a urethral sling fitted 4 years ago because i suffered from excessive bladder leakage it was a great success, however I have begun to leak and was wondering if the sling has a life span?

By Anonymous June 26, 2012 - 4:38pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Urethral sling surgery is as effective as other surgeries to cure stress urinary incontinence in women. According to WebMD, about 8 out of 10 women are cured after this surgery.

The sling material may be muscle, ligament or tendon tissue taken form the woman or from an animal, such as a pig. It may also be composed of synthetic material such as plastic that is compatible with body tissue or of absorbable polymer that eventually disintegrates.

Do you know what type of material was used in your surgery?
Consult your surgeon about the recurrence of urinary incontinence. Other treatment may be necessary.


June 26, 2012 - 4:54pm
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