Pelvic organ prolapse is a very common condition that women can develop due to menopause, various surgeries, and childbirth causes the pelvic muscles and tissues to weaken. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the muscles and ligaments can no longer support the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, urethra). Generally these organs will drop and fall into the vaginal wall. The more extreme cases of pelvic organ prolapse will require surgery to correct. These surgeries are usually the insertion of vaginal mesh implant. These implants have been recently found to be very ineffectiveand have many different complications that are a serious heath risk. If you have recently been treated for pelvic organ prolapse with a vaginal mesh implant, you may be having complications.
- What Are The Signs?
- What Are The Complications?
- What Should You Do?
What Are The Signs?
There are many different signs that you may be experiencing the vaginal mesh implant complications. Some of the most common symptoms include: mesh erosion through the vagina (which can also be called exposure, extrusion or protrusion), pain, bleeding, infection, pain during sexual intercourse (including pain to your partner’s penis), organ perforation, urinary issues, another prolapse occurs, neuro-muscular issues with movement and pain which can be due to a severed nerve, vaginal scarring and shrinkage, mesh contraction or shrinkage, hormonal imbalances. While a good deal of these symptoms may be associated with other conditions it is always very important to contact a physician when experiencing these.
What Are The Complications?
The symptoms listed above are the result of a vaginal mesh implant failing or being ineffective in the surgical treatment of a pelvic organ prolapse. When the implant fails it may or may not cause pain, but there definitely will be symptoms associated with it. Surgical vaginal mesh implants are very risky procedure that were done on a large scale without being properly studied first. One of the most common vaginal mesh implants to experience complications is the Gynecare Prolift. If you have recently undergone surgery to have a Gynecare Prolift implanted you may be at an even higher risk and may want to consult your doctor to ensure you are not experiencing a vaginal mesh implant failure.
What Should You Do?
Obviously when experiencing any of the above symptoms you should consult a physician, but the situation may become more serious if it is determined that you vaginal mesh implant is failing. If you have/are experiencing complications you may qualify for legal action, especially if more medical bills result from the complications or symptoms. Your long term health is at a huge risk if you are currently using a vaginal mesh implant that may be failing.
It is your health at risk so you should always be extremely proactive about any unusual symptoms that you are currently experiencing. Vaginal mesh implant complications should be taken very seriously and after consulting your doctor on the necessary medical action, legal action is often a common path to take when experiencing complications.