What Is Transviginal Mesh and What Is It For in the First Place?
Many women—in fact, a vast majority of them—are unaware of what a transvaginal mesh is and what it is used for, so this article is here to shed some light on this subject. The majority of the female population would never need it, so there’s no onus of responsibility on them to ever want or need to know what it is if they could help it. Once your doctor tells you that you should consider it an option, it does help to know what he is talking about before he proceeds to explain to you what it is, if only to know in advance why you’d ever need it. Here are the ABCs on what a transvaginal mesh is, what it’s supposed to do, and how it works.
The ABCs of a Transvaginal Mesh
It sounds rather painful, doesn’t it? In a nutshell, transvaginal mesh is a surgical patch used to add extra support for damaged tissues. It’s also something that’s utilized for two specific uses: For SUI (stress urinary incontinence) and POP (pelvic organ prolapse). Since most women don’t suffer from either, they will most likely never need this mesh. However, these two sicknesses can come about after menopause, hysterectomies, and childbirth, so your doctor might suggest usage of the appliance for treatment of the aforementioned complications. When considering usage of transvaginal mesh, you should be well aware of its risks as well as its benefits.
There are multiple types of mesh made by different firms. You have your transvaginal mesh patches used in the vaginal walls for the treatment of conditions that occur after pregnancy and childbirth. About nine manufacturers have their version of the patch. Millions of women are affected in the USA with either POP or SUI, although in the grand scheme of things, millions more would never need to use this mesh their entire lives. With that said, when surgeons use these meshes to try and repair tissue damage, botches might occur and even the FDA warns patients about the risk of going the mesh route.
In short, they sometimes do more harm than good, thus many transvaginal mesh personal injury lawyers are around to deal with such repercussions. If the mesh is handled badly by the surgeon, it could cause internal organ damage, scarring, and infection, among many other severe complications. It’s an implant within a bodily cavity, so of course when inserted improperly it could do more than just worsen or aggravate your existing POP or SUI. This is also something you must insist on talking about with your doctor during consultations, or else you might soon be talking to a lawyer due to complications from what’s already deemed a risky implant.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to usage of transvaginal mesh, you can always call Clear Injury at (888) 260-9494. Our legal team is particularly experienced when it comes to handling lawsuit cases for transvaginal mesh, among many other women-related personal injury issues such as Zoloft birth defect complications and hormone replacement therapy side effects. Our experienced attorneys in the United States can file a lawsuit on your behalf with no expenses for you until a favorable outcome is reached in your transvaginal mesh case. We’re here to help!