Mesh Related Complications

Unfortunately, there are many women that have had adverse effects from the use of surgical mesh to treat pelvic prolapse. Women have reported infections, chronic pelvic pain, and painful intercourse.

Most of the time, women can experience erosion of the mesh into the vagina. This can occur in up to 10% of women having a mesh implant to treat prolapse. However, other known symptoms occur such as:

  • Nerve Damage
  • Fistulas
  • Narrowing or shortening of the vagina
  • Bleeding in the vagina

In 2011, the FDA really took a hard look at these complications and mesh products and upgraded the mesh procedure from a low to moderate risk to a moderate to severe risk (class IV).

Often times, it is difficult to find doctors that can fully remove mesh. Our practice has dealt with these issues and can help women navigate through these difficult problems.

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