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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Transvaginal Mesh and Women’s Health

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5 January, 2012  -  NEW ARTICLE

Our series on transvaginal mesh is now in PDF format, 26 pages.

If you are experiencing problems because of mesh please consider
looking  to our colleague, Linda Kilpatrick, for more information and support, 

19 December: High Costs Associated with Urogenital Surgery

Cost of surgery for certain urogenital conditions can range from $4000 to $6000 for your doctor with additional costs related to hospital care.


C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) may have beaten The Street with its third-quarter results, but Wall Street investors are beating it back today, sending shares down nearly 4 percent.
The medical device maker reported its Q3 earnings and its $250 million acquisition of Medivance after the market closed yesterday. Bard posted profits of $130.1 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, on sales of $719.2 million for the three months ended Sept. 30.
That's 2.0 percent more profit and 6.0 percent more revenues than during the same period last year, when Murray Hill, N.J.-based Bard reported profits of $127.5 million, or $1.34 diluted EPS, on sales of $678.4 million.  October 26, 2011 by MassDevice

FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with

 Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Boston Scientific and other transvaginal mesh makers defend their devices amid FDA probe

Boston Scientific urges the FDA to maintain a class II device status on transvaginal mesh amid calls from public advocates for product recalls and FDA warnings that the devices may do more harm than good.

Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh lawsuits another blow to the FDA's device review process

October 20, 2011 by Arezu Sarvestani

With high profile recalls in hip implants and defibrillators in the recent past, the FDA's medical device review process takes another hit it doesn't need as health care giant Johnson & Johnson weathers a storm of transvaginal mesh complaints.
 FDA's medical device review process is again under scrutiny as lawsuits pile up against health care leviathan Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for transvaginal mesh devices that may do more harm than good.

Lawsuits claiming negligence against mesh-makers have also implicated the FDA's review system for continuing to clear new mesh products under the 510(k) system, despite the predicate device being pulled from U.S. shelves.

Boston Scientific Corp.'s (NYSE:BSX) ProteGen mesh, cleared in 1996 and pulled from the shelves a year later, was used as a predicate device for clearing subsequent mesh products, despite more than 120 adverse event reports on the original design at the time, Bloomberg reported.

from Bloomberg By Alex Nussbaum and David Voreacos - Oct 20, 2011 J&J Vaginal Mesh Approved by FDA Based on Similar Device Recalled in 1999

More from the FDA

September 29, 2011
I am excited to report that I will be doing some follow up stories for an old friend, Eric Chaffin, of Chaffin Luhana LLP about prolapse and vaginal mesh complications. Eric is the one who originally approached me about doing the below vaginal mesh series a couple of years ago when he was with his old law firm. Eric and his now law partner, Roopal Luhana, have their own firm in NYC, Chaffin Luhana LLP. Eric and Roopal were some of the first attorneys in the country to represent women in the Bard Avaulta mesh litigation and in Gynecare mesh lawsuits. They continue to represent women in these medical device cases, as well as in other vaginal mesh litigations, including representing women in cases against Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems regarding allegedly defective vaginal mesh. You can learn more about the vaginal mesh cases Chaffin Luhana is handling through the vaginal mesh information website that Chaffin Luhana sponsors. I also hope that you will visit us soon here at Natural Health News to read the first of what I anticipate will be a multiple part follow up series regarding vaginal mesh.
Original and complete article from 2009 about TV Mesh Has Moved in order to bring you more updates on this important health issue.

UPDATE: 19 June, 2011

Several years ago I was commissioned by a consumer injury law firm to write a series of articles. One of those articles, addressed issues with the transvaginal mesh device.  This article is also found on our other websites, and

In the past several months I have noticed an increasing number of TV ads for this device from consumer injury law firms.  I have also noticed a viral spread of this article which has booted the reader ship of my blog, Natural Health News, by thousands of readers daily. 

This tells me that many women must be very interested in this topic, either because they have had this surgery and are facing problems, or they have been advised to have this operation.

Alternatives to the surgery are available options.  I hope to educate you about an important one that can do a great deal to prevent and correct this condition.

Should you wish a copy of this new article please email us and request it.  

Please consider a donation to help us continue this important work.

As originally written in 2009, in cooperation with Eric Chaffin, this article has created an internet storm -

Originally posted March 2009 -

Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Origins

Polypropylene was first developed in the 1950s as a thermoplastic polymer resin of propylene and is made from petroleum. Polypropylene may be molded or extruded into many forms, including fibers for suture material, specially produced mesh and nonwoven sheet applications. Nonwoven polypropylene fabric later began to be extruded from polymer melts rather than from fibers. 

New MESH page has the complete article and much more information.

Quaternary ammonium biocides are used as a disinfectant and germ killing substance because they disrupt the cell membrane and proteins. QUATS may not, however, be fully effective against Pseudomonas bacteria. Also, researchers have found in laboratory experiments that oleamide, which interacts with neurotransmitters, may leak out of polypropylene plastics.

Polypropylene Knitted Mesh (PPKM) fabrics are comprised of monofilament yarns, which are engineered for the manufacturing of textile fabrics. The polymer and manufacturing processes that are used produce fabrics with properties that are ideally suited for the manufacturing of medical device applications. Medical applications include hernia mesh patches, stress urinary incontinence (SUI) slings, and vaginal prolapse suspenders.

Nonwoven polypropylene fabric has been used for similar applications.

Problems with polypropylene fabrics have led to warnings being issued for various products made from nonwoven material and in some cases, the manufacturers have stopped marketing the products

According to adverse reports submitted to the FDA from nine different manufacturers, more than 1,000 people have suffered severe complications from surgical mesh implants. The reports include infection, pain, urinary problems and bowel, bladder or blood-vessel perforations. The repaired prolapse may have recurred or incontinence increased. Additional surgeries to remove mesh have been required because of vaginal erosion.

Transvaginal Surgical Mesh to Treat SUI

Sudden Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is estimated to affect as many as 11 million women in the United States. It is generally defined as the sudden, involuntary loss of urine when a patient is laughing, sneezing, coughing or exercising. SUI is caused by anything that may have led to serious pelvic muscle strain or weakness such as vaginal childbirth. It can be exacerbated by estrogen and other hormonal imbalance accompanying menopause.

Nearly 40% of all adult American women will experience various degrees of SUI during their lifetime. Symptoms can range from occasional leakage of a few drops of urine to complete loss of urine under certain conditions of stress. Although nonsurgical methods such as dietary changes, bladder retraining, Kegel exercises, biofeedback, pessaries, electrostimulation, and drug therapies have been used successfully to treat these women, many patients eventually require surgical repair to relieve their symptoms.

Historically, and for many decades, the Kelley plication or the Marshall-Marchetti (Krantz) procedures have been the main hospital based surgical treatments for reinforcing the bladder neck in order to prevent unintentional urine loss.

Other surgical techniques have been used to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a related condition.

Transvaginal Surgical Mesh to Treat POP

The problem of incontinence for women from various causes becomes more common after pregnancy and in menopause, when surgery can be recommended after other non-intrusive treatments are not found effective.

These conditions are referred to as Pelvic Organ Prolapse(POP).

POP is the term that describes a condition when a pelvic organ drops from its normal location and pushes against the walls of the vagina. This generally occurs when muscles that hold pelvic organs in place are weakened or stretched by childbirth or surgery. POP can lead to symptoms that include pain, discomfort, loss of bladder control and constipation.

Mentor Sling

One popular product, known as the transobturator vaginal sling, was made by Mentor Corporation. This product was more commonly called “OB Tape.”

Mentor manufactured an OB Tape vaginal sling that was not recalled, but the company stopped marketing it in the spring of 2006. The product used a nonwoven material which made it different in design than most other mesh devices. The nonwoven fabric is alleged to have blocked oxygen and nutrients, substantially increasing the risk of problems such as infection. This impedance potentially can cause serious problems with the device that may not appear for months, or even years following implantation surgery.

The complication rate could very easily reach 20% of all patients who used the Mentor sling.

At least 35,000 women may have been treated with the OB Tape vaginal sling between 2003 and 2006 to treat female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The bladder sling is designed to prevent involuntary leakage that occurs when pelvic muscles supporting the bladder and urethra are stressed or weakened. A number of women have filed Mentor sling lawsuits.

A study published in the Journal of Urology in October 2006 highlighted the risk of complications associated with the OB Tape sling. More than 13% of the women who received the Mentor Sling for incontinence allegedly have suffered vaginal extrusions. Many more cases reported women who suffered chronic vaginal discharge and abscesses.

Symptoms of OB Tape Sling injury may include but are not be limited to:

· High fever

· Vaginal Pain

· Pelvic Pain

· Pain During Sex

· Chronic Infections

· Perineal Cellulitis

· Severe Pain in the Back, Hips and Legs

If you have had this surgery and are experiencing any of these or other symptoms not listed here, immediately contact your health care provider.

If you have suffered an injury or Mentor sling side effects from surgery involving the use of a Mentor sling, and would like to learn about your legal rights and pursuing a Mentor sling lawsuit, you can find information at Consumer Injury Lawyers.

Other Transvaginal Surgical Meshes

Another product, Gynecare’s Prolift Sling, created serious problems that required additional surgery that has caused permanent injury. The Avaulta Bard surgical mesh, which is used to treat POP and SUI have also been the subject of Avaulta transvaginal mesh lawsuits. It has led some consumer advocates to call for an Avaulta transvaginal mesh recall.

If you have had a prolene mesh pelvic floor repair system and have suffered complications, you may have a viable product liability claim. In October 2008 the FDA transvaginal mesh alertwas issued for at least nine manufacturers of vaginal sling products.

Overall use of these surgical mesh products has been associated with severe and debilitating injuries including vaginal extrusions, urinary tract erosions, infection and nerve pain. Other known complications include, but are not limited to, mesh erosion, mesh shrinkage, granuloma from tissue injury or dyspareunia (pain with sexual relations).

Product and procedure failure with the tape sling products have required additional surgeries to remove the mesh, along with an increased risk of more injury.

If you have suffered an injury from any surgery involving the use of the surgical meshes referred to in the above article and would like to learn about your legal rights, you can find information from Consumer Injury Lawyers, a consumer advocacy legal website that provides helpful information to consumers about various drugs and medical devices, including for example information about the recent reports of zinc poisoning caused by denture cream, including information about denture cream lawsuits such as how to file a Fixodent lawsuit orPoligrip lawsuit.

This article is part of a consumer health education series written by Gayle Eversole, DHom, PhD, MH, NP, ND, of Creating Health Institute, in collaboration with Bernstein Liebhard, LLP.

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author, Gayle Eversole.


Anonymous said...

This MESH crap is AWFUL! 2 years now, and will more and likely be lots more, I have suffered and had my whole life turned upside down. its the worst thing possible. What gets me is how long I have to wait to get this crap out of me and it doesnt matter to anyone that i read this can kill me. Somedays i think that wouldnt be so bad, if i cant live my life to the fullest, i dont wanna live it at all. I hate mesh and anyone and everyone who has anything to do with making it advertising it, or defending it. ITS HORRIBLE and its inside me and ruined everything good about my life!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your absolutely right! Mesh should be banned. After 8 years of debilitating pain in my pelvic bone, hips, back,and stomach maybe someone will now believe that it isn't in my head and physical therapy(was a damn nightmare) does make it worse trying to bend down, lift weights & walk fast on a damn treadmill! Every time I move it can trigger horrific pain! (Hell, doctors almost had me convinced that it was all in my head.) I have been put through hell! I experienced horrific pain when I sit, stand, and sleep. They thought I was overexaggerating when I said I would experience excruciating pain when driving on the highway because they are so rough. I had no idea that the mesh would deteriorate! I have a sore the size of a plum that developed on my pelvic area, I thought it was a boil so I put a hot cloth on it and my gosh when it burst there was knotted sutures or mesh all over the cloth. Imagine my shock. This has turned my life into a nightmare! I have to see the doctor in 6 days and I have no intention of letting them put more of that in my body. I have an awesome job that I love and the pay is great and I can't do it anymore. Mesh has ruined my quality of life! If one person reads this I pray that it will convince you to NEVER allow anyone to put mesh netting (sutures) in your body!!

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Anonymous said...

I wonder if anyone has sued and recieved compensation? I have been dealing with this since 2006. The polyprolylene mesh eroded into my vagina (cyctocele repair). it shrunk in size, was too tight and the arms had to be loosened, the mesh itself rolled down. Just had my 5th surgery not including my other 4-5 in office clippings of the mesh that erroded. They said I have a fistula, rectocele, my colon is hanging over, and of course so is my bladder. They did nothing in surgery but loosen the arms that hold the mesh in place. They ALSO could NOT remove the mesh from my body, 5 years later it is part of my body. My dr. said I think you have enough scar tissue in there to keep in in place...well it didn't stay in place with the arms, what makes you think my scar tissue will make it better. So I too live in constant pain, painful intercourse, *which by the way doesn't even exist, too painful for me and husband gets scratched). This is the worst thing ever. My surgeon said we'll have to wait and see. I assume I will deal with this the rest of my life.
I do wonder though, if anyone has been compensated. Not only do I not have insurance, this last surgery was a self pay because I couldn't take it, but I will have more I'm sure in the future. This shouldn't be my bill to pay, but the manufacturer who pulled the wool over the dr.'s eyes telling them this was the solution to the prolapse problem. Well I have more problems than I ever imagined possible since having this mesh put in my body..Someone should be paying for this, and not me. Those manufacturers used women as guinea pigs..not cool...Best of luck and health to all.

Unknown said...

I am extremely sorry to hear of your situation. Medicine is not always what we are led to believe.
The attorney that has won in these cases is Eric Chaffin in NYC.
I don't know where you are but his office may be able to assist you or refer you to some one in your area.

Anonymous said...

I have had a chronic infection since October of 2006 when I had a mesh put in. I have had two surgeries to remove infected areas. Now i am wondering why the doctors didnt tell me that this could be a problem. I want this out of me.

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely devastated to hear this all. Heartbroken, to say the least. I am only 18 years old. This mesh was in me in December of 2010, and beginning in Jan./Feb. I have had reoccurring bladder infections resulting in kidney infections within a week, extremely debilitating pain in my pelvic region and areas surrounding it, severely painful intercourse... I am so terrified and I hope it is not to soon to have this reversed.

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Anonymous said...

Had a hysterectomy (uterus & cervix removed) plus bladder sling surgery in Nov. 2010. I'm usually a very active person, able to push, pull and lift items without causing pain. That has changed since my surgery. Even clothing, like my panty elastic across my belly causes great discomfort inside me. My doctor suggested biofeed back, as everything looks good inside me upon examination. She thinks now I have a nerve problem from around my waist causing the pain. My low income, state funded insurance has turned it down, and we can't afford to pay for it ourselves.
I don't know what to do. Waiting to hear if the doctor will return my call with any suggestions.
I really don't want to go with a lawsuit, I just want to be well. No monitary amount would make any difference. Just want my life back!

Unknown said...

What did your doctor give you as rationale for her assumption you have a nerve problem? Did she nip a nerve during your surgery? Did she think she did something she is not telling you? You really should be asking her these questions and why she thinks biofeedback will help? You might go to and get some free help from this site in the interim.

Anonymous said...

herbalYoda, have you had the surgery? Just curious.
I asked if there was 'nerve damage' because of the surgery. Shes said no. She felt that there are a band of nerves that run around the waistline, including down my back side, and upward inside me? (if I remember correctly as she was explaining it)that could cause the accute sensitivity/pain on the left side up inside me (vagina?) I asked about nerve damage due to the surgery, she said I don't think you fully understand what I'm saying. Not nerve damage, but has something to do with the nerves around the waist line.
Well I know those nerves have never bothered me before. Something doesn't seem right. They cathed me three times in one day when I was in the hospital. So swollen that it took two people to do it. Did something get damaged then? I just don't know.
Part of me says, be thankful my bladder in no longer pushing out of my body, and I can walk, talk, yet, something still was taken away from me: my ability to function as I use to, before the surgery.

Unknown said...

I have not had this and hope I never have to. I still think you aren't getting all the correct information. I do not know of any nerves that run around the waist. I hope you can regain your health.

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SweetStacy said...

not sure what to do....had prolapse uterus, ripped bladder, then 4 yrs of pain went back in and found my l ovary, stuck with part of my colon up behind to my left kidney. pain hasnt gone away since dr cut out bad stuff and wrapped mesh around my colon and kidney...dr recommends a cat scan...for what? lost in pain with you....

Unknown said...

Don't get the CAT scan until he explains why, he is required to do so by law.
You might consider Palma Christi packs over you kidney area, helps clear scar tissue and some specific herbs to help resolve scar tissue and reduce pain.

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Anonymous said...

I have been hearing about a transvaginal mesh recall and a possible lawsuit against American Medical Systems and other manufacturers. The FDA had issued a warning about the mesh and that serious complications following surgical experiences.

Anonymous said...

In what year did the use of the mesh begin?

Anonymous said...

i had a total historectomy in 2009 have had trouble n pain ever since i cant even walk nopw becuase of the pain

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Natural pain relief can be very effective, perhaps this can be of help to you.

Anonymous said...

Trying 2 figure out wht was this used 4 n wht kind of surgery? I had mesh 2 repair hernia but had it removed because my stomach was hurting so bad. Even after d second surgery my stomach still bothers me. My Dr ended up just doing a straight stitch.

Unknown said...

The use and type of surgery is explained in the article.

Anonymous said...

I had two slings put in Oct. 2003, to hold my bladder up, I had my uterus taken out through my vagina in 1991. I was having trouble leaking urine, got to where I couldn't laugh, cough, sneeze and it would just run down my legs, I thought this surgery would slove all my problems, I've had all the systems listed. I've had echoli. Somethingsd listed I didn't know all this caused. I've co tacted an attorney and we'll see what happens.

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Anonymous said...

I had a hysterectomey in June of 2008 and it was done abdominally. I had the mesh sling placed in vaginally. I dont know why since I was allready open abdominally. I was not told that there were ANY adverse effects connected with this mesh. Now I have vaginal erosion, constant pain in my abdomin and back, the inability to urinate, blood in my urine and possibley bladder perforations. I also recently found out that the death rate is 20%. If I had known this before hand I would have NEVER have had this procedure. I feel like my life is ruined. My doctor told me that I dont have an infection, after several rounds of antibiotics, and the only treatment at this time is painpills. I am scheduled for a procedure to remove mesh that has eroded into my vagina but I dont understand the need for this when I would like to have as much of it removed as possible. The waiting is the worst part!! Just go in and take it out!! They didnt have a problem with putting it in, there was no waiting then why now?

Unknown said...

I suggest that you get a second opinion about the surgery before moving ahead. It seems as if the original surgeon did not offer you your right to informed consent. All doctors are required by law to give you informed consent before proceeding with any surgery. This means the must tell you risks and benefit. I have an article on informed consent, if you would like it contact me.
You may also have other issues regarding the repeated antibiotic use. You may have infection and this can contribute to pain.

Anonymous said...

6 yrs. ago, I had a hysterectomy and Pelvicol mesh was used to correct the prolapse. App. 2 yrs. later I began having UTI's. NEVER had any before. From that point on I have undergone constant UTI's, had many, many, many tests done. I had a surgical procedure last year to remove the mesh only to have another kind put back in to further correct the prolapse. They could not remove all of the first mesh, so I am still having infections, pain, and am now resistant to the normal antiobiotics. I have had a pic line, mid-line, IV's IM injections and still now cure. The doctors are mum about discussing the mesh and continually order more of the same tests I have already had done numerous times. My lab bills are rediculous, not to mention the hospital and doctor bills.
At this point I am very frustrated and becoming very scared for my future. My kidneys shut down completely once and are giving me some problems now.
Be careful. Ask questions. I was never asked if I wanted the mesh. I was never informed of the risk and still get no answers from the doctors that did the procedures.

Unknown said...

For UTI that are 'intractable' start with pure cranberry juice ( the kind sold in health stores ) and take 2 oz daily.
If you have been Rx'd numerous antibiotics then most likely you may have a secondary infection or candida. This can be resolved with natural care.
If this isn't helpful then contact me for more information.
If no one advised you properly as per "informed consent" you might wish to speak with an attorney.

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Anonymous said...

I had the vaginal implant in 2006. I have severe back, hip and leg pain as well as chronic yeast infections. Could this be caused from the mesh and is the makers of this stuff paying for anyone to be examined. No insurance so I guess no help......

ktr said...

I have had the mesh vaginal sling since 2006. I am just learning about the recall. I have several of the symptoms that I have been reading about. Severe leg, back and hip pain. Pressure in the lower stomach, some urinary leakage but I think the worst is the chronic yeast infections. Does this sound like it may be the mesh causing the problems? Does anyone know if the maker of this product is covering the cost for patients to be examined? I don't have health insurance so I guess there is no help.....

Unknown said...

My suggestion is to go back to the doctor that did the surgery for this check up.

You can also check to see if there is a free clinic or low cost clininc near you. Planned Parenthood is very likely to have referral information too.

What you are decsriving is a clear pattern of the side effects of this surgery. If this was not explained to you then you were denied your legal right of "informed consent" which is the basis for suing the doctor. You might want to check with a legal aid programor a Women's Center at a community college for some help.

The yeast infection is a tell tale problem. Antifungal drugs make it worse. Check your diet and see for information in the Women's health section.

ktr said...

Thanks. I had no idea. I was not told of any of this back in 2006 when the procedure was done. I am really worried now. Infections have been soooooo bad. 14 straight months of yeast infection.

Renee1128 said...

I had this mesh sling surgery four years ago, for prolapsed uterus, and sling on my bladder. I have had nothing but constant UTI's after the surgery, was told thats because with the sling you cannot empty your bladder completely and thats where the infection is coming from.. which it turns into Kidney infections. Was told to drink lots of water take Vitamin C, doing that has not helped me. Being intimate with my husband is becoming more painful as time goes by.
This toxic thing is a part of my body now, how many surgeries am I looking at here? I am tired of the pain, from having constant UTI's .
Women like me who have had this surgery are forever scared from this thing.

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We can give you some help for chronic UTI that is very effective. While Vitamin C is helpful that is not specific for UTI, it is better to prevent "stones" and is good for bladder cancer.

Anonymous said...

I too had a hysterectomy and bladder sling (Bard Avulta)as well as pelvic floor lift in 2008, Soon after had erosion of mesh in the vagina, infection and bladder pain. It felt like there was a tampon half in half out constantly. After many office clippings for the exposed mesh, Doctor finally admitted that I needed another surgery to lift up (as he said something that didnt stay in place) which now I know was my bladder, So I had another surgery in 2009 to add another mesh sling. All the while my doctor was telling me that I was the only one that was having these problems, it wasn't until I started searching the web for anything that I could do to help with the erosion and pain naturally. That is when I saw the FDA warnings..Because after the second surgery the pain was worse. I underwent another surgery in 2010 to remove mesh that was causing problems. However I now have constant pain in my pelvic area, lower back and down both legs that is debilitating at times. I hate taking medication, as it only takes the edge off and makes me not be able to function mentally. I have not been able to have sex with my husband since the first surgery, it hurts to just be examined.I am scheduled for yet another surgery to try and removed more of the mesh, the arms seem to be a problem for doctors to remove. I do have a lawyer, and recommend that any of you out there that are having these mesh problems to contact one, as these mesh manufactures have taken liberties with our lives, that had we been better informed would not have allowed, by not taking the time to do clinical trials before jumping into market with these products. I am 50 years old now and the best years of my life have been taken from me and replaced with this painful shell of a person that I once was. Please go to the FDA site and report your adverse effects from these products, this is the only way that they will be pulled from the market and not allowed to hurt anyone else.

Unknown said...

Before the "mesh" the Marshall Marchetti procedure was done with other appraoches that were not so debilitationg. This could be revived.
If you need help with pain and are adverse to the Rx drugs and their adverse effects please contact us.

stephie said...

Do they give you this for an abortion in 1997? If so, would they of told me? and is this the explaination, to pain in my uterus, and weird peirds after bing off it for 6 years, after being on it for 13 years?!!!!!!

Stephie said...

I had an abortion in 1997, did they put that in me and didn't know it?

Anonymous said...

I had an abortion in 1997, did they put that in me w/out knowing?
I was on the pill up until 2006. Pain! Not much of a period.

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Transvaginal Mesh said...

The FDA has issued several warnings about transvaginal meshes and the complications it can make. Unfortunately it wasn't banned yet, and its all up to the doctor to inform the patient about the possible consequences and alternatives. Meanwhile, what we can do is to spread awareness about these harmful meshes and hopefully the information will reach as many women as possibly can.
For this reason I thank you for the article.

Best regards,

Unknown said...

Thank you for your comments and I hope you send this post to everyone you know and ask them to send it on as well. Education works.
We do have some preventive information and also we can design a plan for people based on their situation that could include exercises, herbs and supplements to help prevent this surgery.

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Placing mesh there sounds painful! No wonder the FDA banned it.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit said...

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just recently held an advisory committee meeting in September 2011 and concluded that additional clinical data is needed for transvaginal mesh products. Over the past three (3) years, the FDA has received thousands of reports of transvaginal mesh complications including injuries, malfunctions and deaths.

Anonymous said...

Hey you guys are not alone i feel terrible everyday i have pelvic pain during intercourse with my husband its very very painful i have uti i hate this good luck to all

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone just have to say you guys are not alone good luck with evetything make sure you guys stay on top i know this is tje worst i dont have a normal life like i use to im always in pain this really sucks!!! Ladys good luck

Michelle said...

I had a sling put in for bladder issues in 2008. I have had pains ever since and was in the hospital in May 2011 for a week, with severe pains and kidney infection. I was started running to the bathroom again and leaking, then pains in groin are like something sharp and feels like a balloon filling up before I urinate. Went to OBGYN the mesh has eroded and I am having surgery in Nov 2011. I am very nervous and scared they think the mesh may be in my bladder.

Unknown said...

My heart goes out to you and I send my blessings to you for a successful surgery and recovery. Please do read the larger page of information that links from this one. We will be posting more information.

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These issues relating to the unpleasant effects of vaginal mesh are not new. However, it seems that there are still many women who are uninformed of these facts, which is really saddening. Mesh erosion is just one of the many complications of these defective devices, but it is the one complication that may lead to more injurious and potentially fatal effects. Women should be well aware that they may be entitled to compensations if they suffered any of these complications.

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Transvaginal Mesh said...

Where I live, this type of thing runs rampant. People trust their doctors and the govt to make decisions for them, for some, that is a big mistake. Always double check when it comes to your body and your health. One bad move can mean complications for the rest of your life!

Anonymous said...

Some of you aren't thinking clearly. You have problem with one mesh and think another replacement will be better? Good Lord. They should be able to use your own tissue as a sling imo. STOP ALLOWING YOUR BODIES TO BECOME LAB RATS/RESEARCH STUDIES on new and improperly researched products. Whatever happened to waiting years instead of being the first person to have this crap tested on?

Karla said...'s pretty expensive!I mean come on " from $4.000 to $6.000.?The average women can't afford it.

surgical mesh lawsuit compensation said...

The issue on transvaginal mesh has been going on for ages.I hope the FDA can resolve the issue as soon as possible or might as well ban the product if they are still uncertain as to its effect.

Unknown said...

A major problem is that FDA does not require much in the way of testing, either before or after approval. Basically no one knew what would happen and now that it is FDA is very slow in addressing the issue. Now there is proposed legislation in many places to limit awards on devices and the damages caused.

Ed said...

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I'd love to hear from others if they have any relevant information or resources.

Ed said...

My sister had this procedure about two years ago and has had some complications. To better support her I've started a website to gather and compile all relevant information. It can be found at bladderslinglawsuits .info.

I'd love to hear from others if they have any relevant information or resources.

Anonymous said...

I had a partial hyst 6 months ago. My cervix was left. The way I understand it is the back side gets hollowed out and then a mesh type patch is placed directly to the cervix to help it to heal. I was told that the patch (mesh...whatever it is) would eventually dissolve. Is this the same as trans vaginal mesh?