Urinary incontinence due to stress is very common in women and they face the disgusting problem of leaking urine whenever they cough, sneeze, lift weights, or laugh freely, or do some types of sports activities. This is caused by excessive pressure or tension applied to the urethra, the tube that takes urine out of the woman�s body. Though this is very common in women above fifty years of age this is seen now even in women of younger ages.� Treating this condition is necessary for the mental, physical and social well being of the woman.
Among various ways of treating this condition, the modern way of doing this is by correcting this problem using the Tension Free Vaginal Tape Obturator. This is a form of non- invasive surgery that needs least amount of incision and wound at the site of the surgery. By TVT the surgeon places a ribbon like tape under the urethra. This prevents the leakage of urine during the actions that cause strain on the bladder. The tape is supported in a non- tensioned manner hence this procedure gets the name of Tension Free Vaginal Tape Obturator for Stress Urinary Incontinence.
This procedure is a simple one and can be done separately or in combination of others. This is not recommended for women who have the chance of getting pregnant as the tape that is used in this procedure will not stretch. The woman who wants to undergo this type of procedure has to come to the hospital after thorough blood and urine tests. Depending on her body condition and the preference of the surgeon this procedure is performed under general anesthesia or under a spinal block.
During the Tension Free Vaginal Tape Obturator procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the vagina, under the urethra and a tiny tape is placed beneath the urethra opening. The tape comes out of the skin through two tiny incisions near the upper thigh. The tape stays tension- free like an unloaded hammock and stays in place preventing the tension reaching the bladder thus giving the woman the ability to control the leakage of urine.
There are many advantages of Tension Free Vaginal Tape Obturator for Stress Urinary Incontinence and primary among them include:
- Simple and easy procedure
- Very short recovery time of overnight stay in the hospital
- Ability to return to normal work schedule in about a week�s time
- Painless procedure
- High success rate of more than 90%
The patient can be sent back to home even on the same day as soon as she is able to empty her bladder completely in the normal way. After returning from the hospital the woman has to take rest for a couple of days though she can do non-strenuous works from the next day of the procedure. She must be advised against driving, lifting heavy weights and having sexual intercourse at least for two weeks after the surgery. This is necessary for the wounds to heal and for the tape to settle well inside her body.
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