Tension-free transvaginal tape may cause serious complications
Transvaginal tape mesh used in prolapse and incontinence surgeries has led to serious health problems. Discuss a possible lawsuit for free when you complete the form below.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has informed the public of the complications that can occur when transvaginal mesh tape is used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).
FDA has received reports of complications associated with the placement of mesh through an incision made in the wall of the vagina.
The most frequent complications included mesh erosion through the vagina, infection, pain, urinary problems and recurrence of the prolapse and/or incontinence.
In some cases, erosion of the mesh tape and scarring of the vagina led to discomfort and pain, including pain during sexual intercourse.
Some patients needed additional surgery to remove the mesh tape that had eroded into the vagina. Other complications included injuries to nearby organs such as the bowel and bladder, or blood vessels.
A pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when a pelvic organ, such as your bladder, drops (“prolapses”) from its normal position and pushes against the walls of your vagina.
This can happen if the muscles that hold your pelvic organs in place become weak or stretched from childbirth or surgery.
More than one pelvic organ can drop at the same time. Organs that can be involved in a pelvic organ prolapse include the bladder, the uterus, the bowel and the rectum.
Pelvic organ prolapse can cause pain or problems with bowel and bladder functions or interfere with sexual activity.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a type of incontinence caused by leakage of urine during moments of physical stress.
Some companies that manufacture the type of product in question include Bard, which manufactures Avaulta, and Ethicon, which manufactures Gynecare Prolift.
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