The surgery may be done under regional anaesthesia (which involves the injection of a local anaesthetic medicine into the spine to numb the lower half of the body) or general anaesthesia (when you would be asleep throughout the procedure). The anaesthetist will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both methods with you.
The surgery will be performed through the vagina. There will not be any visible scar on the abdomen.
At the end of the operation, the vagina will usually be packed with an antiseptic pack.
A catheter will be inserted into the bladder as there may be initial difficulty in urination after the procedure.
Painkillers, laxatives and antibiotics will generally be prescribed after the procedure.
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