SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The transvaginal mesh has been long used to treat gynecological conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, but only in recent years have the serious risks associated with the medical device been brought to light.
The Food and Drug Administration released its first communication warning of the dangers in 2008, and released a subsequent warning in 2011 outlining the frequency with which health problems occur for women who have been treated with a surgical mesh or sling. Mesh erosion is one of the most frequent health complications noted by the FDA to affect women who have had transvaginal mesh implant surgery.
FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
The FDA's literature review found that erosion of mesh through the vagina is the most common and consistently reported mesh-related complication from transvaginal POP surgeries using mesh. Mesh erosion can require multiple surgeries to repair and can be debilitating for some women. In some cases, even multiple surgeries will not resolve the complication.
For more information about the FDA UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh please visit http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm262435.htm
Many women face long-term health challenges dealing with mesh injuries, particularly in cases where an eroded mesh cannot be fully removed through surgery.
FDA: Repairing Pelvic Organ Prolapse With Mesh Risky
Most of the complications will occur in the year or two after the surgery, but others such as vaginal bleeding, pain with sex, and severe pelvic pain may develop later on.
For more information about repairing organ prolapse with mesh, please visit http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/news/20110713/fda-surgical-mesh-for-pelvic-prolapse-risky-unnecessary?page=2
According to the Life Care Solutions Group, a resource that helps women who have experienced complications linked to TVM surgery, early detection of mesh failure is beneficial for the most favorable prognosis possible. The group notes there are medical and legal options for women who are now in the predicament of needing help for their TVM problem, which may include mesh erosion. The Life Care Solutions Group can provide a free case review today for women who have experienced mesh erosion or other serious health problems after having transvaginal mesh surgery, so that they can receive help as soon as possible.
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