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Can surgical mesh come undone?

Can surgical mesh come undone?

Yes: Mesh can come undone under stress. If you gain weight or strain significantly, the mesh can come undone. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Morse
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Surgical Mesh (Definition)

Mesh is any sort of material placed in the body to serve as a matrix to support, reinforce, or bridge tissue. There is synthetic mesh that is usually made from a plastic type polymer or biologic mesh that is made out of collagen from skin of ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: surgical mesh?

What is the definition or description of: surgical mesh?

Hernia Repair: Mesh is any sort of material placed in the body to serve as a matrix to support, reinforce, or bridge tissue. There is synthetic mesh that is usually made from a plastic type polymer or biologic mesh that is made out of collagen from skin of humans, pigs, or cows. ...Read more

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What are the complications from transvaginal mesh surgery?

What are the complications from transvaginal mesh surgery?

Depends. : Common problems related to vaginal mesh implants and slings include pelvic pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating, pain with bowel movements and mesh erosion. The most effective treatment for these types of problems is removal of the implant. Mesh removal surgery is very effective and safe with a surgeon experienced in these type of procedures. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have experienced painful complications from a transvaginal mesh surgery?

What should I do if I have experienced painful complications from a transvaginal mesh surgery?

Depends. : Common problems related to vaginal mesh implants and slings include pelvic pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating, pain with bowel movements and mesh erosion. The most effective treatment for these types of problems is removal of the implant. Mesh removal surgery is very effective and safe with a surgeon experienced in these type of procedures. ...Read more

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The fda continues to evaluate surgical mesh repair sui -release findings later date. Is it better not to use it at the present time? Confused!

The fda continues to evaluate surgical mesh repair sui -release findings  later date.

Is it better not to use it at the present time?   Confused!

Seek expert care: Mesh is not required in all cases of sui. In fact many cases can be manged under the care of a therapist with proper pelvic floor muscles. Alternatives such as trans vaginal taping may provide a less aggressive intervention. This choice is made in consultation with a specialist who will help you to select the best approach fe your unique circumstances. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove surgical mesh from the obturator muscle in the hip and if so what type of dr would do this?

Is there a way to remove surgical mesh from the obturator muscle in the hip and if so what type of dr would do this?

A Urogynecologist: Experienced with mesh problems may be able to help. You may want to look for one at univ of alabama or cleveland clinic. ...Read more

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I have been reading about mesh complications from vaginal prolapse surgery. Should I be worreid or schedule a doctor visit?

I have been reading about mesh complications from vaginal prolapse surgery. Should I be worreid or schedule a doctor visit?

Not necessarily: Mesh products have been used in surgical procedures for a long time. Over the last 5-10 years there has been a large increase in their use in female pelvic relaxation surgery. Most of the mesh problems are rare and if they do occur they cause symptoms. If you are having no problems, you should just schedule your routine annual gynecologic visit. The pelvic exam would identify most mesh issues. ...Read more

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Bladder mesh surgery a month ago. Still leaking urine at times and bulging feeling in vaginal. Surgery failure?

Bladder mesh surgery a month ago. Still leaking urine at times and bulging feeling in vaginal.   Surgery failure?

Speak to the surgeon: Only your surgeon can tell if it is part of healing process or ' surgery failure ' as you put . do take time to heal and also will need special exercises to develop spinctor tone . ...Read more

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Bladder sling surgery for incont. started vaginal and vulva itching burning stinging and redness dr did swab. no infection.could i be allergic to mesh?

Bladder sling surgery for incont. started vaginal and vulva itching burning stinging and redness dr did swab. no infection.could i be allergic to mesh?

Possible: Rare allergic response to mesh is possible , mesh has polyglycol is inert but other binding chemicals may produce allergy. Speak to your surgeon for other possibilities before attributing it due to allergy . ...Read more