Vaginal mesh is known as Urogynecologic surgical mesh which is an implant from either synthetic material. It can be non-absorbable or absorbable by other biologic materials or the body. It is used to treat stress urinary incontinence, urogynecologic conditions and pelvic organ prolapse. It is used to improve the vaginal wall as a treatment for pelvic prolapse. Besides, it is applied to help the neck of the bladder or the urethra as a treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Vaginal mesh implant was used to fix permanently the pelvic organ prolapse (POP) which is usually found in older women after giving a birth, a menopause or hysterectomy. However, vaginal mesh implant causes many complications for example erosion in women nationwide and organ perforation.
In the last years, the agencies have reported that over 3,000 people have to suffer complications from vaginal mesh implant which is used surgically to fix pelvic organ prolapse.
In the case one of the pelvic organs, including small bowel, rectum, uterus, the urethra, bladder or vagina remove from the fixed position to against the vagina and lead to discomfort and pain, it’s time Pelvic organ prolapse occurs. This happens because the ligaments and the muscles are stretched and become weak.
There are many complications related to vaginal mesh implant. Including vaginal tissue erosion, infection, pain, urinary problems and the recurrence of the initial condition (stress urinary incontinence or pelvic prolapse}. In addition, the vaginal meshes implant cause to other complications such as pain while intercourse, emotional issues, bleeding, scarring, neuromuscular problems and vaginal shrinkage.
Moreover, there are vaginal mesh implant complications which are the result of the surgical procedures such as vaginal scarring, bowel and perforation of the bladder. All of them can cause pain, infection and low quality life of the people who have to suffer these complications.
If you have vaginal mesh implant and some complications for example pain during intercourse, pain, bleeding or any abnormal signs, don’t hesitate to see a reputable doctor in order that they will help you to determine whether complications were lead by the mesh or not.