Treating vaginal prolapse using mesh implants

A woman may be suffering from a vaginal prolapse if the organs inside her pelvic region like the bladder, uterus, rectum, or urethra are unusually moving forward or downwards from its original place. The condition usually happens after giving birth or caused by other medical problems. Though there are various treatments available to move back pelvic organs in their normal positions, according to the website, some doctors use transvaginal mesh to treat their patients.

Transvaginal mesh is a medical device that looks like a net that according to some doctors it is much better to use in supporting descending organs compared to the vagina’s natural tissue. The mesh is implanted between the vaginal wall and the fascial layer to support the bladder. Success rate of the treatment depends on the severity of the vaginal prolapse. However, vaginal mesh lawsuits become rampant in previous years after patients who underwent such treatments experience side effects like infections, urinating discomforts, pain during sexual intercourse, prolapsing organs, and mesh exposures. Complications like serious bleeding, surgical site infection, pelvic organ injuries, buttock pains and groin pains may likely happen to women who underwent surgical mesh implant.

Since the 1970s gynecologists have started using surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and after being approved for a Class II classification the FDA received increasing incidents of women suffering medical conditions that are linked to the use of surgical mesh. Federal authorities has since then suggested a thorough study about surgical mesh. Though some medical literatures suggest transvaginal mesh is more effective than conventional treatment procedures, it is not yet tested if the results are still the same after two years or longer. Just recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require manufacturers of surgical mesh to apply for a premarket approval (PMA) and to reclassify it from Class II to Class III.

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