Mesh for SUI vs POP
Surgery, regardless of how minor, is still surgery. Right? There are risks. If there is surgical mesh involved (which includes “tape” and “slings”) there are “ADDED RISKS” (according to the FDA warnings and research). Common sense, and good doctors, tell people that going under the knife for anything should not be something to… Read More ›
…the fact of the matter is that there are MANY mesh slings for SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) that ARE in litigation, because they are also causing major complications. Even some of the newest, smallest, SIMS (Single-incision Mini-slings) cause mesh complications too, and have lawsuits against them.
I’ve often thought about what I wish I knew before I had surgery with mesh. It’s hard for me to imagine, because so many doctors are still using, and promoting the use of mesh tape for SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence), in spite of FDA warnings, 100,000+ lawsuits, and a record number of reported complications. But, what… Read More ›
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?
Just sharing this article from The Daily Record, “Revealed: Campaigners accuse Holyrood of selling out victims as doctors ask for word ‘mesh’ to be removed from new patient forms“, which reads: Revealed: Campaigners accuse Holyrood of selling out victims as doctors ask for word ‘mesh’ to be removed from new patient forms EMAILS seen by… Read More ›
Not too long ago, a doctor told me that mini-slings used for SUI, or “tape” (as many now call the mesh slings), are not causing any of the mesh complications we are hearing about. I disagreed. While I did not have a mini-sling (I had a TOT), I tried to explain that I knew of… Read More ›