Transvaginal Mesh is a surgical mesh made of porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material used in women to treat pelvic prolapse (pelvic sling), bladder prolapse (bladder sling), stress urinary incontinence and similar problems.
Recently, an increasing number of serious complications have been reported to the FDA which include the following:
- Internal Bleeding
- Mesh Shrinkage/Migration
- Severe Pain and Infections
- Vaginal Scar Tissue
- Vaginal Wall Narrowing/Scarring
- Urinary Problems/Painful Urination
- Punctures to the bladder, bowels, blood vessels
- Mesh Erosion
- Recurrence of Incontinence/Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Pain During Sexual Intercourse for Both Partners
In July 2011, safety alerts were issued by the FDA regarding surgical mesh which warned that surgical complications are “not rare.”
Be aware of the risks associated with Transvaginal Mesh. Talk with your doctor about all treatment options including non-surgical options and surgical options with or without surgical mesh. Notify your doctor immediately if you have any complications or symptoms after your surgery involving Transvaginal Mesh. You may also want to contact the FDA through MedWatch, which is the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Effect Reporting Program.
If you or your loved one suffered a serious health complications or died as a result of the use of Transvaginal Mesh, please contact our office today for a FREE consultation at 888-395-7576.