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Stress Urinary Incontinence From Mesh Implant?

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 4:08pm
PR Newswire

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can be an embarrassing condition for many female sufferers who find they have to deal with accidents at some of the most inconvenient moments of their lives. With stress urinary incontinence, which is caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles, ordinary actions like laughing and even walking can lead to the involuntary release of urine.

Many women who suffer from this condition find it uncomfortable to discuss what they are experiencing with others at the onset, including trusted health care providers. They often wait to discuss related problems with a physician only after their symptoms become so bad that they find it impossible to carry out day-to-day activities. It is important to seek the proper medical treatment for stress urinary incontinence as soon as possible. Particularly in cases where one has been treated with a surgical mesh implant for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or existing stress urinary incontinence, symptoms may become far worse than what was experienced prior to the surgery, indicating mesh failure.

The transvaginal mesh or sling is a medical device implant designed to reinforce weakened pelvic floor muscles for support of the urethra. Introduced as an effective treatment for SUI and POP in the 1990s, this device has since been linked to thousands of complaints from women who've suffered numerous health complications after receiving a mesh implant. The FDA released warnings about the health risks associated with the device in 2008 and again in 2011.

Women who have experienced issues such as stress urinary incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, infection, mesh erosion, and other problems after mesh implant surgery can contact a resource like the Life Care Solutions Group for information about their medical and legal options at no cost.

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