SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress urinary incontinence is an involuntary urine leakage that can significantly impact the quality of life for sufferers. It is a health complication that often goes underreported, even though it typically results from an underlying condition that is treatable. Treatment options vary, but in recent years the FDA has brought attention to the associated risks of one of the most widely used forms of treatment: the transvaginal mesh.
A number of women who have been treated for stress urinary incontinence with a transvaginal mesh or bladder sling implant have reported further health complications as a result of the surgery. Complications can even include a worsening of stress urinary incontinence; the very condition the patient was treated for initially. Women who have had mesh surgery for the condition and fail to see improvement or see their urinary incontinence become more severe should not overlook the problem. At first many may attribute the cause of further complications to an existing heath issue, when the method used to treat it is actually the culprit.
Knowing the warning signs of a vaginal mesh injury is important for patients who have had the implant. In addition to stress urinary incontinence, these can include pain with sexual intercourse, abdominal pain, chronic infections, and other serious issues. Early detection for any serious health complication is important to ensure the best prognosis possible; seeking the proper medical attention is essential if one does suspect they may have this type of injury.
The Life Care Solutions Group is a resource available for women who have questions about their medical or legal options in the event that they have been injured by a transvaginal mesh or sling implant. More information can be obtained by contacting the TVM help desk online.
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