Article One Header: Gynaecologists worry over using surgical mesh in women
There’s growing concern doctors may have started using surgical mesh products too quickly on women patients without proof it was safe.
The use os transvaginal mesh has been in use worldwide since 2001, mostly used to treat common prolapse and urinary incontinence issues in females. But 27 clinical studies worldwide show one in twelve patients suffer side effects, including mesh erosion and chronic pelvic pain.
An alert sent out in 2011 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) saw eight types of transvaginal mesh banned and there are now multiple international class action lawsuits underway against multiple mesh makers.
In recent years, many women have had to undergo multiple surgeries to try and have the embedded mesh removed. Reports have stated that some women have had up to 10 procedures each to try and have the completely removed. Many of these women live in chronic pain and agony thereafter.