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Following partial removal of tvt sling, if patient develops invasive recurring candidiasis and bacterial infection around mesh and in bladder, what is the treatment? Must remaining mesh be removed?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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In brief: Mesh infection

It sounds like the mesh may be the problem, but before i say - to be removed or not, you will need to discuss it with the doc who did the surgery, since he may be aware of things that you and i aren't.

In brief: Mesh infection

It sounds like the mesh may be the problem, but before i say - to be removed or not, you will need to discuss it with the doc who did the surgery, since he may be aware of things that you and i aren't.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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In brief: Probably

Any time a foreign material (such as a mesh in this case) becomes infected or there is an infection in the area, it is nearly impossible to cure the infection.
There is no blood supply to the mesh -- and so you cannot get high enough anti-bacterial (or fungal) doses to that area. Since the sling was removed, maybe a small amount has remained? Sorry.

In brief: Probably

Any time a foreign material (such as a mesh in this case) becomes infected or there is an infection in the area, it is nearly impossible to cure the infection.
There is no blood supply to the mesh -- and so you cannot get high enough anti-bacterial (or fungal) doses to that area. Since the sling was removed, maybe a small amount has remained? Sorry.
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