Vaginal Mesh/ Vaginal Tape Implants Side Effects – NHS Given Expert Guidance to Reduce Complications

Vaginal Mesh/ Vaginal Tape Implants Side Effects – NHS Given Expert Guidance to Reduce Complications

Vaginal mesh is to help women if they suffered from a condition called POP or Pelvic Organ Prolapse. POP is where the organs move out of their natural position after vaginal structures weaken.

Vaginal tape implants are used to help women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence. Problems have been reported by patients who have had the vaginal tape implants or the vaginal mesh fitted.

Vaginal mesh side effects and injuries include;

– Pain

– Sexual Dysfunction

– Bleeding

– Infection

– Erosion of the mesh through vaginal wall

– Painful urination

– Perforation to your bladder bowel and blood vessels

In the US in 2011 the FDA reported that from 2008 to 2010 there had been thousands of injuries and seven deaths because of the mesh.

A study of those with vaginal tape implants found injuries included

– Bladder injuries

– Excessive bleeding

– Vaginal extrusion

NHS surgeons are being given guidance by the Department of Health clinical groups and MHRA to ensure that they have the guidance and support to operate safely and effectively as possible. They feel that the surgeons need to make sure that the women are comfortable with the surgery and reassured about their decision. The MHRA have outlined the measures that will be implemented.

‘Developing proposals for a registry for implanted vaginal tapes and meshes to enable surgeons to compare the outcomes of their treatment building on a voluntary registries already established by the professional associations.’

To find out more about the conditions that require the procedures visit the MHRA website here.

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformation/Generalsafetyinformationandadvice/Product-specificinformationandadvice/Product-specificinformationandadvice%E2%80%93M%E2%80%93T/Vaginalmeshforpelvicorganprolapse/

If you have been affected by something of similar nature then you must take the following steps:

1. Contact your GP and advise him of your condition

2. Contact a member of our team on 0113 200 9700

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