Consumer Alert! Transvaginal Mesh Warnings
This really big news concerning vaginal mesh dangers.
Today, in an abrupt change from their position in October 2008, the FDA issued an update informing patients that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare. This is a change from what the FDA previously reported on October 20, 2008. Furthermore, it is not clear that transvaginal POP repair with mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair in all patients with POP, and it may expose patients to greater risk.
Over the past three years, FDA has received more than 1,000 reports from nine surgical mesh manufacturers of complications that were associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair POP and SUI. These mesh devices are usually placed transvaginally utilizing tools for minimally invasive placement.
The complications associated with the vaginal mesh include erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder and blood vessel piercing during insertion. In some cases, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain, including dyspareunia.
If you or someone you know has a vaginal mesh patch and has experienced problems, I urge you to contact me directly for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your claim.
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