Tension-Free Vaginal Tape for Stress Incontinence in Women
What To Expect After Surgery
Usually within hours of your surgery, you will be asked to urinate to test how your bladder and urethra respond to the surgery. You may be released to go home the same day as your surgery, or you may remain in the hospital overnight. You may need to have a thin, flexible tube (Reference catheter Opens New Window) placed into your bladder through your urethra to allow urine to drain while you recover or to teach you to do self-catheterization temporarily.
TVT surgery usually causes minimal pain and discomfort. Although you may resume most normal activities in 1 to 2 weeks, you will be advised to refrain from driving for 2 weeks and from sexual intercourse or strenuous activities for 6 weeks.
Recovery times for TOT surgery are similar to those for TVT surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology