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i had the urethral sling surgery two weeks ago. i am still experiencing leakage, especially at night. i am still having to wear a pad. is this normal

By Anonymous November 22, 2010 - 9:38pm
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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER. When you say leakage, what do you mean by that? What or how much leakage are you experiencing? Did your doctor say anything about what to expect following the procedure? Have you been following their post-procedure instructions?
I've heard symptoms can improve over time. Ideally, you want to be able to walk out of the procedure completely dry, but you may have some leakage, and leakage can decrease as far as six weeks following having that type of procedure done.
Don't be afraid to call their office and ask if you have any questions or concerns, especially since you just had this procedure done recently, it may be a good idea to followup with them.
Here is an article for more information to help you advocate for yourself: Urethral Slings: What Are the Risks, Benefits, and Recovery
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

November 24, 2010 - 9:26am
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