Plastic mesh bladder slings are the most frequent form of sling used to treat stress urinary incontinence. Most women take mesh surgery well. However, mesh slings have a higher complication risk than tissue slings. Complications may develop during or years after vaginal mesh surgery. Despite mesh complications, many doctors favor mesh slings constructed of polypropylene […]
Mesh Erosion VS Extrusion in Female Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery
Vaginal mesh erosion is one of the most prevalent side effects of vaginal mesh. One study involving over 12,000 women found that 10% had vaginal mesh erosion after a year of surgery. The “most common and consistently reported mesh-related complication” from transvaginal surgeries using mesh was vaginal mesh erosion. What is mesh erosion? When a vaginal […]
Mesh Bladder Sling Removal: Legal Information for Patients
For many years, patients with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have benefited from transvaginal mesh, also called pelvic mesh or a bladder sling. Unfortunately, a disproportionately high percentage of patients have reported serious and painful surgical mesh complications after the implantation of the medical device( most have contacted a transvaginal mesh […]
Pelvic Prolapse Repair Without Mesh: FDA Bans Transvaginal Mesh
When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stopped the sale of all transvaginal mesh treatments for pelvic organ prolapse in April 2019, it created a frenzy of misinformation. Pelvic organ prolapse repair without mesh is the only way to repair any necessary treatments related to POP. Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, happens when the muscles and […]
Can Pelvic Mesh Be Seen On Ultrasound?
Can Pelvic Mesh Be Seen On Ultrasound? Imaging techniques such as pelvic floor ultrasound or MRI is becoming more common in urogynecology. One of the primary uses is the evaluation of synthetic vaginal mesh implants. Most such implants are clear on ultrasound but are not apparent using conventional imaging methods, making pelvic floor ultrasound especially […]
Surgical Mesh: What is Pelvic Mesh Made of?
Surgical Mesh Fail: Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery A surgical mesh implant is a net-like medical device that reinforces weakened or damaged tissue. It has several medicinal applications, including heart stents and repairing abdominal hernias. Synthetic (man-made) materials and animal tissue are the primary sources of surgical mesh. Mesh grafts are used to strengthen the weakened vaginal […]
Can Pelvic Mesh Cause UTI?
Mesh problems may arise for a variety of causes: Can pelvic mesh cause UTI? Most individuals who receive mesh surgery for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse have positive results. Serious problems occur in up to 5% of patients, with mild issues occurring in 20% or more. Mesh problems may arise for a variety […]
Can Pelvic Mesh Cause Bowel Problems?
Complications with the use of pelvic mesh in prolapse treatments Complications with the use of pelvic mesh in prolapse treatments include mesh erosion, persistent discomfort, infections, pain during intercourse, and bowel problems. Sometimes, you may need further surgery or mesh removal surgery due to such complications. Complications might arise while using vaginal mesh procedures to treat […]
What is Pelvic Mesh & Can Pelvic Mesh Be Removed?
What is Pelvic Mesh? What Does a Pelvic Mesh Look Like? Pelvic mesh, often known as transvaginal mesh, is a woven synthetic mesh netting typically composed of polypropylene and is usually implanted through the vagina in a surgical operation. Various synthetic meshes may be placed intra-abdominally via laparoscopic surgery. Pelvic mesh is inserted into the […]
Transvaginal Mesh Implant: Surgery, Complications & Lawsuits
The transvaginal mesh implant is one example of a medical product with recognized negative side effects. Many victims have claimed they were not adequately informed about the potential complications associated with transvaginal mesh products. Some surgeons have been accused of performing unnecessary procedures without considering less harmful or invasive treatments, calling into question the safety of these […]