Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are two of the primary chronic medical issues that trans-vaginal mesh was designed to treat. Both ailments are characterized by a weak bladder, caused by weakening supportive tissues in the surrounding areas. Over the past ten years, surgeons have implanted trans-vaginal mesh into hundreds upon thousands of women to help remedy associated ailments.
What Is Trans-Vaginal Mesh?
Trans-vaginal mesh consists of a small piece of surgical mesh that is stitched into the interior of the vagina, either through the abdomen or through the vagina, to provide support to the surrounding organs, thus correcting the POP and SUI. The problem is that many of these mesh products have begun to erode or harden over time. When this happens, sharp shards can penetrate the nearby organs and tissues, causing a myriad of complications.
- Key Warning Signs of Trans-Vaginal Mesh Complications
- Painful urination and or blood in urine.
- Painful bowel movements and or blood in stool.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Repeat urinary tract infections.
- Pain in pelvic region.
- Reoccurring and chronic pain in general surrounding area.
- Overall discomfort.
- Return of ailments that were previously treated with mesh.
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
When to See Your Doctor
If you note any of the aforementioned systems, you could be suffering from trans-vaginal mesh complications. You should schedule an appointment to see your doctor right away. Your physician will be able to conduct the necessary tests to determine whether or not you are suffering from related complications. If it is determined that you are, there could be civil legal recourse that you could pursue.