Male slings are used to treat men with incontinence due to a weak sphincter muscle.
You will need to follow these very important instructions for at least 6 weeks:
No lifting anything greater than 5kg
No bending, squatting, climbing (e.g. stepping into high vehicles), extreme leg spreads, biking, jogging.
No sexual activity
No baths or hot tubs for 2 weeks, however you may shower 24 hours after your procedure
Additional expectations after your procedure:
Your urologist may prescribe a stool softener, pain medication, and antibiotic for you after your procedure.
It is not uncommon to experience some pain at the surgical site controllable with pain medication prescribed by your urologist.
Post-operative pain should resolve within 2-4 weeks. If pain persists greater than 4 weeks, please contact your urologist.
If you are unable to urinate after your catheter is removed, you may need an indwelling catheter for a short time. It is not uncommon for your urine stream to be slightly decreased after surgery, this will usually resolve.