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

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Top 10 Things to Know About Mesh BEFORE Having Surgery for POP or SUI

What if I could go back in time to before I had my mesh implant for SUI? What are the things I wish I had known? What do I think I SHOULD have been told? What do I think are the basics that everyone should know before they have surgery for any pelvic repairs, including… Read More ›

“Quick and Easy”? I Think Not.

Jane Akre recently posted on the MDND blog an article entitled, “FDA: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Surgical Mesh Reports up 36 Percent”, which reads: While advising not every woman experiencing SUI will need surgery the FDA appears to endorse sling surgery over non-mesh repairs on the What is Stress Urinary Incontinence? page (here) by saying: “The use of surgical… Read More ›

Mesh: Definitely risky for POP, but for SUI? Eh? It might be ok still, right?

I was reading the FDA alerts (yeah, I have strange hobbies lately) and this part gets me.  It reads:     “from Jan. 01, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2010, the FDA received 2,874 additional reports of complications associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair POP(Pelvic Organ Prolapse) and SUI(Stress Urinary Incontinence), with 1,503 reports associated… Read More ›

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