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What is mesh made out of

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: If the umbilical hernia is small enough then it can be repaired without the placement of mesh in the right low risk patient. However, mess is used mor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
60 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safety of mesh: For decades, gynecologic surgeons used installation of mesh to elevate bladders and consequently cure or partially cure leakage of urine. Now, mesh h ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not exactly: Most of the news about mesh right now applies to large surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse. In these surgeries large pieces of mesh are used to fix la ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Kegels/pessary/surg: Any or all of the above would be alternatives. Start with the easiest : perform daily kegel exercises. There are now surgical non sling options too ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Well: First you need to go see your doctor. Talk to him key him know what you think he will do testing to check you and then go from there
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Acceptable Risk: The "failure rate" of the intravaginal mesh is only about 4%. The commercials on tv advertising class-action lawsuits makes the failure rate seem muc ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Low: Some variables of mesh and suturing. BUT the failures are commonly around the tissue! mesh attachment. Be sure to let it heal well before straining ... Read More
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
50 years experience General Surgery
Very safe when used: Mesh should be very safe if used properly and in situations that it is called for. The concern is the immune status and infection conditions of the p ... Read More

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