Adding my two cents to the mega mesh mess surrounding transvaginal mesh complications…

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CE-Mark For Sale


Erin Brockovich: “You’re not protecting your people. You’re using people as guinea pigs. For a CE mark that has no validity… that nobody knows anything about.. that you’re putting in a human body.You can kill people that way. You ARE killing people. You are ruining people’s lives, and yet nobody knows.”

Are you a GOOD mesh? Or a BAD mesh?

I keep hearing about doctors telling patients they don’t use “the bad mesh”… or that “the bad mesh was recalled”. Many are saying their doctor only uses “the good mesh”.
Well?? What exactly are the “good” or “bad” meshes? That is a good question.

FDA warns there is NO evidence that mesh provided any greater clinical benefit than non-mesh surgeries

Many doctors and advocates for the use of mesh continue to promote using surgical mesh for pelvic repairs, routinely telling people that, “Without mesh, surgery often fails in one to five years because our tissues are not strong enough to hold the repair long term.“ ~  Sherrie Palm,  Founder of APOPs (Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse… Read More ›

Does the FDA say that mesh tapes for SUI are safe and SHOULD be used?

I have a serious question. It’s regarding the FDA warnings for mesh, and I would seriously like some input from ANY doctors out there still promoting/using mesh, or the people marketing it, or just anyone familiar with the whole “mesh mess”.

It is not a real hard question. No opinions are necessary. I’m just looking for some cold hard facts. A website link would be perfect. Ready? Here goes:

QUESTION: Does the FDA say that mesh tapes for SUI are safe and SHOULD be used?

Why is it Okay to Use Mesh For SUI, but Too Risky for POP?

AUGS and the FDA keep saying transvaginal mesh should be reserved for “high risk” patients, and used more as a last resort.  However, mesh for SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) is still going full speed ahead. So, is SUI a “high risk” problem?   I think not. I’d rather have my original SUI problem any day than… Read More ›

AUGS – Addressing mesh complications and helping patients? or just defending mesh?

Pro-mesh doctors and advocates repeatedly refer to the AUGS (American Urogynecologic Society) website, claiming AUGS is addressing the problems of mesh.   Are they? In this article, “The American Urogynecologic Society fights back against transvaginal mesh bans” from August 2013, it states: “officials at the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) voiced their strong opposition to restrictions on… Read More ›

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