Leaking urine after bladder prolapse surgery

Patient : I had bladder repair surgery 3 weeks ago for a bladder prolapse and a vaginal vault prolapse. I have started the past couple of days to leak urine. What is going on? Is this normal? I never leaked urine before the surgery. The doctor used a mesh sling for my bladder.
Doctor :   Quite likely, you have developed a complication of your surgical procedure; urinary incontinence. This does not occur of ten, but is a well recognized potential adverse outcome of such procedures.You should return to your surgeon and explain this new development, so that he/she may investigate and confirm this diagnosis. Unfortunately, a second, albeit minor, procedure may be required to correct the issue.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, over the years I have had bouts of IBS. I have had blood tests, endoscopy and colonoscopy all clear. I had my las...

Q: I was wondering if you can help me with some (mostly neurotic) questions pertaining to some dysplastic nevi which I w...

Q: I had my first pap last week in 5 years. The pap said it was not normal results because I had no endocervical cells....

Q: My sister in law who is staying with me has displayed a few small behavioural changes over the last week or so, incr...

Q: Dear Doctor: 2 months ago, I was diagnosed with a very tiny hiatal hernia. My chiropractor found my stomach pushed...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews