Post-Op instructions for MiniArc Sling

Post-Op instructions for MiniArc Sling

Post-Op instructions for MiniArc Sling, the following instructions should be followed closely. You must follow your surgeon’s instructions as indicated for yoursurgery. Notify Dr. of any unusual changes in your condition and feel free to call the office with any questions.

You will be monitored for 1-2 hours at recovery room. When you are conscious with no abnormal bleeding, able to urinate, and have reviewed the post-operative care instructions, Dr. Vitasna will allow you to return home. 

Post-Op instructions for MiniArc Sling - Dr. Vitasna1. Post-Op instructions for MiniArc Sling about water contact at home 

  • At home, after the surgery, you may experience pains in the surgical area in the first 1-2 days. You should take an acetaminophen, an anti-inflammatory drug, and an antibiotic drug,.
  • Post-Op instructions for MiniArc Sling, within a day after the surgery, you should not take a shower, which may potentially cause infection .
  • After a day of the surgery, you may walk around. You are allowed to take a shower, you should clean the perineum area with soap, when you are taking a shower. Do not put anything to clean inside of the vagina.
  • Within the first 1-2 days after the surgery, you should take a rest (refrain from work) and be still to enable the wound to heal faster. 
  • You may experience light reddish bleeding out of the vagina in around 1-2 weeks after the surgery. A slim sanitary napkin should be used to monitor the post-operative bleeding. In case of a lot of bleeding or blood clot, swollen reddish wound and high fever, please contact the Hospital intermediately.

2.Things you should know after the surgery

  • Post-Op instructions for MiniArc Sling, after the surgery, you may have all kinds of food, with the exceptions of alcoholic drinks  and smoking for about 2 weeks.
  • Within the first 2 weeks after the surgery, cleaning the perineum after urinary excretion may be done with sanitary wipes,. After fecal excretion done using water and toweling gently. You should try to avoid moisture around the surgical wound to keep the area dry to let it heal faster.
  • You may have abnormal vaginal discharge, a green-yellowish discharge after the surgery. Because the vagina is full of secretion fluid and various kinds of bacteria. This can cause reaction to the surgical wound and sutures. Complete absorption of the sutures will usually occur within 6-8 weeks. Green-yellowish discharge may also persist during this time.
  • You may have itching or curd like discharge as a result of vaginal fungal infection, possibly following taking antibiotic to avoid post-operative infection. In case of smelly vaginal discharge or vaginal fungi infection, you have to take additional medications.

 

Further reading about the MiniArc Sling

Risk and Complication of  the MiniArc Sling

FAQs about the Single Incision Sling (MiniArc Sling)

 

3. Post-Op instructions for MiniArc Sling about recovery period 

  • Recovery varies with each woman. You may return to work after 1-2 days of the surgery. Moreover, you should follow Dr. Vitasna’s appointment for follow up examination or treatment.
  • Within the first 2 weeks after the surgery, tissues are beginning to produce and form new blood capillaries, and the surgical wound are expected to start healing. You may start your daily activities gradually.
  • After the first 2 weeks to 4 weeks after the surgery, the surgical wound is expected to heal appropriately; you may start your usual activities gradually. Strenuous physical activities should be limited.
  • After 4 weeks of the surgery, you may do your usual activities. Relaxing exercises and lifting light weights are permitted. However, you should refrain from running, soaking in the bathtub, swimming, heavy lifting, cycling, other heavy activities, and sexual intercourse for 6-8 weeks after the surgery.

Suture removal after the MiniArc Sling

  • Post-Op instructions for MiniArc Sling, the material (s) used is the suture which dissolves slowly (within 4-6 weeks). However, for some women, the suture takes longer than 6 weeks to completely dissolve, consequently causing irritation. For women who experience itching caused by the dissolving sutures and the process of healing, you will be prescribed antihistamine to control the itching.

Appointment after the Single Incision Sling (MiniArc Sling)

  • Dr. Vitasna will have a post-operative appointment in 1-2 weeks after the MiniArc Sling or as appropriate. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.