Many reports of recurring pain caused by Gynecare Prolift by patients who have used their product for surgical mesh implants have been reported more often than none. The most common complaint about the Gynecare Prolift product is mesh erosion.
Mesh erosion is also referred to as vaginal mesh exposure, extrusion or protrusion. It occurs when the mesh implant fails to stay in place and begins to work its way through the vaginal wall causing skin and tissue to start eroding. The mesh can become visible around the vaginal area.
When patients use Gynecare mesh they may suffer from trauma caused by the bladder, bowel or blood vessel perforation. This trauma is a big factor in the cause of mesh erosion. Patients who have experienced this have reported pain during sexual intercourse. Patients also reported Gynecare Prolift led to serious infections. Infections cause by perforation can lead to death, which makes this the most serious of the reported complications.
Because of the risk associated with Gynecare Prolift, patients will often times have the Gynecare mesh surgically removed. In 2011 the FDA warned physicians to be aware of the risks and to let their patients know that complications if occurred may not be reparable even with addition surgery. Injured patients should contact their doctor and a lawyer right away if they are experiencing symptoms or signs of complications.