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- Friday, 21 September 2012 12:17
Vaginal Mesh Implants & Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What You Need to Know
By Andrea Gressman
As common as vaginal mesh implants are for treating pelvic organ prolapse, the reality is that the treatment is often worse than the condition. As a result, thousands of vaginal mesh implant lawsuits have been filed across the United States seeking compensation for the pain and suffering these women have had to endure as a result of these vaginal mesh implant side effects.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) occurs when a woman’s vaginal muscles weaken, causing the organs to drop and cause injury to the vaginal wall. Those who experience POP suffer pain and discomfort as a result. POP treatments such as a transvaginal mesh implant or bladder sling implant have shown to not only fail to treat pelvic organ relapse, but also fail to treat the pain and discomfort as well. In 2011, the FDA warned that transvaginal mesh implant problems are common. Since that time, vaginal mesh implant lawsuits have continued to be filed against manufacturers.
Common Causes of POP
What causes pelvic organ prolapse? The reasons for the vaginal muscles and ligaments to weaken often vary and may include:
Although rare, some women who have had a hysterectomy have also reported pelvic organ prolapse. Obesity, frequent constipation, pelvic organ tumors or even a long-lasting cough may also be culprits in pelvic organ prolapse as they put stress on the abdominal area and can contribute to further weakening of
The Symptoms of POP
The symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are at best uncomfortable, but can also be dangerous if not treated promptly. Patients should be aware of the symptoms and contact their physician immediately. If you are experiencing any pressure or feelings of fullness in the lower abdomen, incontinence, bowel problems, pain during intercourse, or stretching pain (the feeling of having pulled muscles in the back or groin), you should visit your physician immediately for proper diagnosis and possible treatment options.
Could a Vaginal Mesh Implant Actually Contribute to POP?
A common treatment for pelvic organ prolapse is a transvaginal mesh implant or bladder sling implant. However, these devices can actually exacerbate the problem, causing POP recurrence, vaginal mesh erosion, pain, infection and other serious vaginal mesh implant side effects.
Some patients using vaginal mesh implants to treat their pelvic organ prolapse had recurring POP, while others have had further complications arising from the vaginal mesh implant.
The transvaginal mesh implant is designed to support a woman's vaginal muscles. However, due to erosion or extrusion, the vaginal mesh may lose the ability to perform this function, leading to relapses in POP and further complications.
Many patients suffering a vaginal mesh implant injury have decided to contact a vaginal mesh implant lawyer, with many actually filing transvaginal mesh implant lawsuits, hoping for injury-related compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured.
Seek Advice from a Qualified Vaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuit Attorney
If you or someone you love has experienced negative side effects of a vaginal mesh implant, such as POP recurrence, pain, infection, organ perforation infection, or more, it is important to visit the Transvaginal Mesh, Vaginal Sling, Vaginal Mesh and Bladder Sling Class Action Lawsuit Investigation page. Simply provide your information and receive a free consultation from an experienced vaginal mesh implant attorney.
Updated September 21st, 2012
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