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Answer 5
  1. Urinary retention. Urinary retention is the most common complication to occur in the immediate postoperative period after tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) placement. This complication can easily be corrected by inserting a Hegar dilator or cystoscope into the urethra with downward traction. Bladder perforation occurs in fewer than 5% of patients undergoing placement of TVT. Urethral erosion (protrusion) of the tape is another rare complication of this procedure.

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