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

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Scaremongering or Just Plain Scary?

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2017/12/01

Doctors are accusing the media, lawyers, and even patients speaking out, of scaremongering. They think because of them, people are being scared away from surgeries for hernia, prolapse, and incontinence that are done with surgical mesh. Not because of the risky mesh products…. no, they think it’s just because of all the “hype” of those… Read More ›

“It’s barbaric and ruins women’s lives…”

I’d heard about this operation so I went to my GP and was referred to my local hospital, and it was very much sold as it is to all of us, it’s a simple, 20-minute fix. So why not go for it?

“Vaginal mesh implants: ‘I really thought I was dying’ “

“The prevailing attitude – “there’s nothing wrong with the mesh – it’s you”.”

“Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair?”

” there were no clear benefits from the use of mesh or graft over a standard repair in women having their first operation. However, synthetic mesh did result in some complications which posed extra risk.”  – from  article:  https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170327/Pelvic-prolapse-surgery-using-mesh-no-more-effective-than-standard-repair.aspx Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair? March 27, 2017 An interview with Professor… Read More ›

When Doctors Lie (about removing mesh)

You can NOT make these serious mesh complications go away by telling a patient that the mesh is all gone if, in fact, it is NOT. We need REAL help. We need it REMOVED for real!

Mesh Me Not on Facebook

I know that not everyone is on Facebook, but for those of you that are – please know that I also have a public Facebook Page for Mesh Me Not at: http://www.facebook.com/MeshMeNot Sometimes, I post to that page more frequently than this blog – simply because it’s easier there to share and make quick posts.   … Read More ›

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