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Urinary prolapse surgery 4 years ago .. ling to tight

Four years ago I had successful urinary prolapse surgery, with mesh and a sling attached.  Lately I have been having trouble urinating and the dr. said it could be that the sling is too tight.  What would cause this to happen all of a sudden and what can I do to make it easier to urinate?  I will hopefully be going for urodynamics testing soon but unfortunately not for a couple of weeks.  Dr. said he might have to snip the sling to loosen it up.  Will this help?  Thanks!
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Glad to hear you have had successful outcome for four years but are having complications now.  I have heard quite a few women had to have their doctor snip the sling because it was too "tight". From what I heard it is an easy procedure.  Urodynamic testing should help you find out what is going on.  I would also recommend to go see a urogynecologist if your issue is not resolved as this kind of problem is their specialty.  Another issue with urine retention might be a new prolapse, especially since this started long after your previous repair.  Good luck!
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