Bladder sling

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I never thought to ask which type of sling I will be having or what it's made from. I'm not living in uk anymore I'm in Perth Western Australia I wonder how different it is here. If it's a synthetic mesh can my body reject it? Can it cause lots of problems ? Tia

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    Nobody can guarantee anything Geraldine and I'm sure your urogynaecologist will discuss all the pros and cons for the sling. I've never known a patient reject the sling but there are different types.

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      I have matron and she hgad to have out removed. She had terrible pain and nerve damage. I think the way to go is plenty. Of knowledge bto make the best choice for you.xx
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    Some people do regect it for some reason. I've asked to have op done without sling/tape as they use polyester here. I'm allergic to polyester and other fabrics man made. I don't want to risk having a bad allergic reaction and have to go back for more surgery. Ask if you have any other options where you live. rolleyes

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    Hi Geraldine

    I live in Adelaide, South Australia and in November my specialist used a "GYNECARE TVT™ Retropubic System Tension-Free Support for Incontinence" for me. Prior to surgery he provided me a brochure on the device he chooses to use with his patients and explained why. Perhaps if you're concerned have a chat and find out for sure. Best of luck x

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      I had vaginal anterior repair with TOT mesh sling for stress incontinence 15mths ago & alls great. There is around 5% chance of problem with anything foreign introduced into body. The problem mesh is long gone. To me the tiny risk outways the long term benefits if all goes well.

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