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

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

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2015/04/02

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 ›

Repairing Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What’s Best?

Sharing the attached article  and video which were posted at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/761692, on Apr 18, 2012, from Dr. Diane Mitchell, Assistant Director for Science in the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health.  (also an obstetrician/gynecologist). At one point, she says, “The panel generally agreed that, depending on the anatomical areas involved, vaginal placement… Read More ›

Do surgical repairs using mesh last longer than repairs using your own biological tissue?

Many women are being told that it does (last longer), and that if they don’t use mesh, they will be back on the (operating) table for more surgery within 1-5 years.    Is this true? Well, it’s not true according to the FDA, which put out a warning in 2011(www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm262752.htm) stating: “The FDA also conducted a… Read More ›

“Considering a Mesh Implant? You have better odds playing Russian roulette”

That was the title of the poster created by Jaye Lee,  who also suffers from mesh complications (“Considering a Mesh Implant? You have better odds playing Russian roulette”).   She has a way with words (and graphics), eh?  She has shared her story and many of her poignant posters along the way. When I first saw this… Read More ›

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