What happens after male sling surgery?

Following your surgery, you may have a catheter exiting from the urethra for a short period of time. The catheter is in place to allow you to empty your bladder as there is often swelling after surgery that makes it difficult to urinate. After the swelling subsides, you will gradually be able to urinate on your own and empty your bladder well. However, your normal pattern of urination may not occur or return to normal for a few weeks. There is no cause for alarm. You can resume a normal diet but limit your fluids to no more than 6 glasses per day.

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