• Vaginal spotting and discharge are normal and may last for about 6 weeks.
  • You may still experience occasional incontinence as this procedure is intended to correct stress incontinence (leaking when laughing, coughing, sneezing, and exercising). Urge incontinence may improve with a sling, but the extent of the improvement isn’t known until about 10 weeks post-surgery.


To heal properly and make sure that you do not damage the sling before it can heal, please follow the instructions below.
PAIN: Many women have little or no pain after the procedure. Most patients do well with taking two (2) 325mg Tylenol or 600 mg Ibuprofen every 6 hours. Please remember to take it easy and rest. We may prescribe pain medication if your pain is severe.
RESTRICTIONS: You will have an incision inside your vagina that needs to heal. Therefore, it is important to have pelvic rest until after your post-op visit. NOTHING in the vagina for 6 weeks (NO douching, tampons, sexual intercourse, etc.). NO lifting of more than 10 lbs. for 2 weeks post-surgery, then NO lifting of 20 lbs. until 6 weeks post-surgery as we want to make sure the sling heals in the proper location.


Please call our office if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding:  Filling 1 pad per hour for more than two consecutive hours.
  • Increasing pelvic pain or abdominal pain.
  •  Redness over puncture sites.
  • Inability to pass urine for over 6 hours.
  • Fever greater than 101F or above 100.4 for 4 hours.
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