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

Tag: surgical mesh

Scaremongering or Just Plain Scary?

Doctors are accusing the media, lawyers, and even patients speaking out, of scaremongering. They think because of them, people are being scared away from surgeries for hernia, prolapse, and incontinence that are done with surgical mesh. Not because of the risky mesh products…. no, they think it’s just because of all the “hype” of those… Read More ›

Is it ok to jump right into “minor” surgery for SUI?

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 ›

When Doctors Lie (about removing mesh)

You can NOT make these serious mesh complications go away by telling a patient that the mesh is all gone if, in fact, it is NOT. We need REAL help. We need it REMOVED for real!

Mesh Me Not on Facebook

I know that not everyone is on Facebook, but for those of you that are – please know that I also have a public Facebook Page for Mesh Me Not at: http://www.facebook.com/MeshMeNot Sometimes, I post to that page more frequently than this blog – simply because it’s easier there to share and make quick posts.   … Read More ›

Walk a Mile in Mesh Shoes

Pain would start by my obturator muscle/hip/groin area, & go all the way down my leg. The pathology report from my TOT mesh sling removal surgery confirmed that the mesh was causing FBR, inflammation, muscle damage/spasms… It had eroded through my obturator muscle and abductor muscles, and attached to my pelvic bone where Dr Raz scraped it off.
Constant pain, & not being able to walk (even with pain meds & crutch) will change your life dramatically, and quickly. Trust me.
Still, I was LUCKY.

Are Partial Mesh Removals the Answer? (to Mesh Complications)

MOST doctors will only offer a partial removal when someone presents with mesh complications. Many say full mesh removal is too risky and therefore not recommended. Is this true? Or is this just this doctor’s opinion?

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