(Transvaginal Mesh Erosion News) In October of 2008, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. Vaginal mesh erosion was one of the key areas of focus in this FDA Public Health Notification. To better understand how mesh erosion can cause severe medical complications, Greg Vigna MD, JD and founder of The Life Care Solutions Group, conducted a personal interview with world-renown authority on transvaginal mesh (TVM) pain, Dr. Michael Hibner.
Dr. Michael Hibner on The Pain, Complications, and Adverse Reactions of TVM
Surgical mesh erosion is also sometimes called vaginal mesh exposure, protrusion, or extrusion. If the mesh was used to fix a problem such as pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence, the condition may return once the mesh erodes. This is not the only challenge that women with vaginal mesh erosion face. Other side effects of Transvaginal Mesh Erosion include:
• Painful intercourse
• Vaginal scarring
• Neuro-muscular trouble
• Vaginal contraction
Correcting Vaginal Mesh Erosion
In less severe cases, TVM erosion can be fixed with less invasive procedures. Most women with vaginal mesh erosion need a more aggressive solution to their problem. Dr. Hibner suggests a full removal of the harmful mesh substance from under the vaginal, bladder, or urethral tissue.
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