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

Tag: Mini

What if Doctors Told the Truth About Mesh/Tape for SUI?

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 ›

Doctors ask for the word ‘mesh’ to be removed from new patient forms

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 ›

SIMS (Single-incision Mini-slings) Cause Mesh Complications Too

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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