TVT is a surgical procedure to treat stress urinary incontinence utilizing a mesh tape to support the urethra preventing leakage. The procedure is performed in the hospital on an outpatient basis (no hospital stay). It is a relatively short procedure lasting approximately 30 to 60 minutes with a total hospital visit of 2-3 hours.
After the hospital:
There may be mild discomfort after the procedure. Over the counter Tylenol or Motrin should relieve the discomfort.
Possible catheter or dressing after the procedure.
No heavy lifting or intercourse for 6 weeks.
You may shower the day after your procedure, no tub baths for 6 weeks.
No vaginal penetration (no tampons, no douche, no sexual intercourse) for 6 weeks.
May return to work in 1-2 weeks.
Follow up in the office in 1 (one) months time.
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