The FDA first issued a safety warning about surgical mesh after the increasing amount of concerns that arose from them. Since their warning the number of complaints has nearly tripled. The FDA suggest that many patients who may undergo trans-vaginal POP repair are exposed to additional risks. Roughly mid- 2011 the FDA released another statement regarding symptoms of mesh complications. These symptoms include the following:
- Erosion, Exposure, Extrusion, or Protrusion through the Vagina
- Pain During Intercourse
- Organ Perforation
- UTI’s and other Urinary Problems
- Recurrent Prolapse
- Nero-Muscular Problems
- Mesh Shrinkage
- Emotional Distress
When to call your Doctor
Many of the problems associated with mesh implants have resulted in more surgical intervention and hospitalizations. In some severe cases, women have endured over a dozen surgeries in an attempt to remove the mesh, however there could still be some partials of the mesh left after surgery. If you experience any of the symptoms listed above call your doctor immediately to discuss your options.
When to Call Your Surgeon
If you are now or ever have experienced any of these symptoms, contact your doctor right away. He or she may be able to help decide the best course of action for your safety and health. After speaking to a doctor, then it’s time to seek your legal options regarding the matter. Anyone who has been hurt by the mesh implants have a right to know their legal remedies. More than 1500 lawsuits have been filed regarding mesh implant complications. If you’re experiencing problems with a mesh implant, be sure to get every kind of help you need, both medical and legal options are available for you.