Sharing this excellent article from Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk, called, “Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh“, by Jane Akre. It talks about things many women have been told about mesh, and/or mesh complications. Things that are just plain wrong, but are still being told routinely to women – even today. Women that are still having mesh implanted in them, unaware of all the risks and real facts.
Some of these things still being told today are:
> Myth #1 – “Don’t worry – It’s lawyer-generated hype”
> Myth #2 – “That mesh is off the market/ recalled.”
> Myth #3 – “We don’t use that mesh in this country.”
> Myth #4 – “It’s a “Tape” or a “Sling” not mesh.”
> Myth #5 – “Mesh is FDA approved.”
> Myth #6 – “Mesh Complications are rare.”
> Myth #7 – “The Problem is with Pelvic Mesh Not Slings.”
> Myth #8 – “It’s bad doctors who had the complications, not the good doctors.”
> Myth #9 – “Mesh has been used for 50 years without problems.”
> Myth #10 – “Don’t Read the Internet.”
If you are lucky enough to find this BEFORE you actually have mesh put IN you, please please please read the full article, which explains how & why these things are not true. Also, read the comments left on that article from real people who can relate (unfortunately).
The full article, with all the facts, can be found on the Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk website:
“Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh“
Were you told any of the above myths before (or after) getting your mesh put in? Perhaps you can add your two cents in a comment here, or on the original post, to try to warn others and prove how real this is. No need to use your real name if you don’t want to. If you are one if the thousands and thousands who already have mesh and are suffering with severe complications, I’m sorry. Please know that you are so not alone, and I hope you are able to find some real help and relief.
In addition to the myths women are told, there is often insult added to injury by many doctors who seem to believe the mesh manufacturers as well. Even over their own patients testimonies, and at their expense.
The below graphics were created by Jaye Lee (who also suffers from mesh complications). They highlight things people reported they were actually told when they went to the doctor due to mesh complications (hernia and vaginal). Some of these are difficult not to laugh at. But, when you consider they are actual comments, and that many of them were very familiar to many different people, who were all in a serious time of need when they heard them? Well, it is actually pretty scary… and sad.
Perhaps even more helpful than articles, is talking to a variety of others who are suffering from mesh complications, and are in various stages of treatment. Three of the larger support groups I found helpful are:
- Women’s POP/SUI TVMesh Complications Support (Closed Group)
- Fighters And Survivors of All Transvaginal Mesh And Hernia Mesh/Plugs (Closed Group)
- Mesh Problems (PUBLIC/OPEN TO ALL, including doctors, etc)
- More resources listed on the footer/main page of this blog!
- Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh“, by Jane Akre, MDND
- Are you a GOOD mesh? Or a BAD mesh?
- Top 10 Things to Know About Mesh BEFORE Having Surgery for POP or SUI
- Why is it Okay to Use Mesh For SUI, but Too Risky for POP?
- SIMS (Single-incision Mini-slings) Cause Mesh Complications Too
- Is it Just Transvaginal Mesh Causing Problems?
- Mesh-Injured People: NOT rare. NOT going away. NOT getting SUPPORT!
- It’s NOT enough. We need help!
- Were you told that you were the “only one”?
- Are you a GOOD mesh? Or a BAD mesh?
- FDA warns there is NO evidence that mesh provided any greater clinical benefit than non-mesh surgeries
- Finding the Right Doctor for Surgical Mesh Complications