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Patients who undergo POP repair with mesh are subject to mesh-related complications that are not experienced by patients who undergo traditional surgery without mesh.
Adverse events associated with transvaginally placed mesh can be life-altering for some women. Pain may continue despite mesh removal. Mesh-associated complications are -- not -- rare. The most common mesh-related complication experienced by patients undergoing transvaginal POP repair with mesh is vaginal mesh.
Based on data from 110 studies including 11,785 women, approximately 10 percent of women undergoing transvaginal POP repair with mesh experienced mesh erosion within one year of surgery.
More than half of the women who experienced erosion from non-absorbable synthetic mesh required surgical excision in the operating room. Some women required two to three additional surgeries.
Mesh contraction, causing vaginal shortening, tightening, and/or vaginal pain in association with transvaginal POP repair with mesh, is increasingly reported.
Transvaginal mesh surgery adverse effects may include:
- Internal bleeding
- Vaginal scar tissue
- Vaginal wall narrowing
- Painful urination
- Mesh shrinkage
- Mesh migration
- Urinary problems
- Punctures to the bladder, blood vessels, bowels or other organs in the lower abdomen
- Mesh erosion into the vagina, bladder, intestines, and uterus
- Painful sexual intercourse for both partners
- Recurrence of prolapsed
- Recurrence of incontinence
- Recurrence of both POP and SUI, or both
Have you or a loved one suffered adverse side effects from transvaginal mesh surgery? If the answer is yes, please contact a transvaginal mesh lawyer today to find out what your legal options are for a settlement.