Obstructed Sling Causes and Sling Types
Some people have issues with urinary incontinence (Best Treatments for Stress Urinary Incontinence Page). Sometimes it’s only a temporary issue requiring only the use of medications to treat the urinary infection. Other times it’s a bit worse than that. When it’s a permanent problem causing issues with urination, it can be treated by placing a sling around the urethra (Urethral Syndrome Page) to help control the pressure of the sling. However, sometimes people can’t pee from the sling, and that causes an obstruction. There is a way to treat an obstructed sling however, and the solution is below.
Two Types of Slings
The first step in resolving the an obstructed sling is to consult the doctor. The problem may be that the person is using the wrong sling. There are two types of slings, the first being a transobturator, which hugs a bit less snugly than the other. The second sling is called the retropubic (Retropubic Wiki Page), which if this one is placed on incorrectly, it can cause an obstruction of the flow due to its tightness.
Incorrect Placement Causing Obstructed Sling
The doctor can go look at the sling to see if the placement is wrong, causing an obstructed sling as this is normally the problem. If one puts the sling too far out, it will squeeze too tightly and won’t allow for urination. If the sling is too loose, it can cause the person to not urinate as well. The sling can also lead to an obstruction of the other areas such as the vaginal (Vaginal Surgery | Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery Page) area in women. Have the doctor take a look to determine the issue, but one should refrain from trying to fix it on their own. There is a special way of correcting the issue, and if the patient moves the sling the wrong way, it can cause urinary incontinence once again.
If one is experiencing a complete dryness in the urethral area and an inability to urinate without the use of a catheter (Bladder Infection Causes | Catheter Page), the person should go in and check with the doctor. An obstructed sling can be fixed, but it requires the use of a medical professional to do so properly.
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