Transvaginal Mesh Complications

A worried about complications with transvaginal mesh surgeryWhat are Some of the Complications of Surgery Using Transvaginal Mesh?

Some of the life-threatening or debilitating complications of transvaginal mesh use may include: organ perforation, vaginal erosion (the mesh may become exposed through the vaginal wall), bladder and urinary problems, pain, painful intercourse and serious infection and bleeding.

Can a Surgical Mesh be Removed?

These meshes are not meant to be removed once surgically implanted, yet some women have such horrendous complications that the mesh must be removed causing great pain and disability.

What Does the FDA Say About Transvaginal Mesh Complications?

On July 13, 2011 an FDA Safety Communication was issued to inform the medical community and patients that:

  1. serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse are not rare, and
  2. it is not clear that transvaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse repair with mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair.