Urologic Dysfunction After Menopause (cont.)
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Urologic Dysfunction After Menopause Surgery
Urinary tract infections
Surgery is generally not required for urinary tract infections, unless an anatomic abnormality is discovered.
Bladder control problems
Surgery for bladder control problems can correct an anatomical problem or implant a device to alter bladder muscle function. Most people do not need surgery, but most who do undergo surgery become dry. Surgery does not work for everyone and carries the possibility of complications, so it is best advised by a urogynecologic or urologic surgeon. Types of operations include the following:
Surgery is often recommended when a prolapsed bladder cannot be managed with a pessary or other approaches. Procedures vary depending on the grade of prolapse. Generally, the prolapsed bladder is repaired through an incision into the vaginal wall. The prolapsed area is closed and the wall is strengthened. Depending on severity, the procedure can be performed with local, regional, or general anesthesia.
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