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

Tag: American Urogynecologic Society

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 ›

It’s NOT enough. We need help!

Some days everything is just so hard, and it’s hard to be hopeful.  I spent the last few days trying to catch up on my meshmenot blog, Facebook page, and with current news surrounding mesh.  I realized I had new comments, both on my blog here, and on my Facebook page, that I had not… 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 ›

“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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