Transvaginal Mesh Failure

September 26th, 2011 · 4:10 pm @ J. Marshall Hughes  -  No Comments

Transvaginal meshes are implantable devices used in women for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman’s pelvic organs weaken, causing the pelvic organs to slip out of place. Pelvic organ prolapse can worsen over time and may require surgery to repair the damage. Some women develop vaginal prolapse, usually after menopause, childbirth or a hysterectomy. The meshes used to treat this disorder are plastic devices used with stitches to support organs in the pelvic region of women.

Unfortunately, these mesh products have been found to cause painful and dangerous side effects including infection, pain, painful sexual intercourse, urinary problems, and bleeding.

To learn more about these devices, click here.

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