Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. Surgical mesh can be used for gynecological procedures, including repair of pelvic organ prolapse or “POP” and stress urinary incontinence also known as “SUI” It is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall for POP repair or support the urethra or bladder neck for the repair of SUI. It was reported to the FDA that there were issues.
Mesh Implant Complications: Common Symptoms
The most frequent complications reported for surgical mesh repair include mesh erosion through the vagina (also called exposure, extrusion or protrusion), pain, infection, bleeding, and pain in the coursework of sexual activity, organ perforation, and urinary issues. There were also reports of recurrent prolapsed, neuro-muscular issues, and vaginal scarring. Many of these complications need additional attention, including medical or surgical treatment and even hospitalization.
Mesh Implants: Significant Risks
Mesh implants are receiving an increased fascinated attention by both doctors and patients after the FDA’s report revealing that thousands of women were unnecessarily exposed to a list of significant risk of injuries that includes erosion, urinary problems and other complications related to the mesh implant. Some of the known symptoms are; infection, erosion of the mesh into the vagina, pelvic pain, vaginal pain, injury to other organs, urinary problems, hardening of the vaginal mesh, and difficulties having sex.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Repair
Surgical mesh implants used to treat weakening in the pelvic region, a particularly common problem after childbirth, may actually do more harm than good. In the last three years, the FDA said, it has received close to 3,000 reports of complications from transvaginal mesh that was inserted surgically to treat POP. Pelvic organ prolapse or “POP” occurs when one of the pelvic organs like the bladder, the urethra, uterus, vagina, small bowel or rectum, slips from its regular location to press against the vagina, causing pain and discomfort.
Pelvic Organs: Complications
This occurs when the muscles and ligaments that hold the organs in place are weakened or stretched which takes place after childbirth, or after a hysterectomy. Doctors use surgical mesh to repair those weakened tissues. Implants are put in to reinforce the vaginal wall, or to support the urethra to prevent urine leakage. More than 100,000 procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2010.