(RAZ) Bladder Suspension Post-Operative Instructions

What to Expect

  • This is a major surgery and you will tire easily for the first month.
  • The energy used to heal the surgical wound is the energy you won’t have for your normal daily activities. So, take it easy on yourself!
  • You may have some slowing and/or frequency and urgency of your urinary stream immediately following surgery, lasting for several weeks.

Activity

  • Your activity is restricted during the first 6 weeks following surgery.
  • Do not lift objects greater than 10 pounds.
  • Do not drive for the first two weeks. Limit long car rides.
  • No strenuous exercise; limit stair climbing to a minimum.

Wound Care

  • You may go home with a catheter or tube in your bladder.
  • You may shower, but do not take a bath until your doctor says it’s ok.

Diet and Elimination

  • Normal diet.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Take a mild laxative if needed. Remember pain medication can contribute to constipation.

Call our office if:

  • Fever greater than 101.5 F.
  • Heavy bleeding or clots in catheter.
  • Catheter stops draining.
  • Leakage of urine from the vagina.
  • Drainage, pus or bleeding from the incisional site.

West Coast Urology
Lawrence R. Paletz, MD
Ernest H. Agatstein, MD FACS
Shahrad Aynehchi, MD FACS
Sepehr Nowfar, MD, MPH

Inglewood (310) 673-3333     Downey (562) 923-0706     Los Alamitos (562) 449-4183