Managing Partner of Hardison & Cochran, Ben Cochran, announced today that his Transvaginal Mesh
Frequently Asked Questions About Transvaginal Mesh
What is transvaginal mesh?
The phrase “transvaginal mesh” simply means mesh that is implanted through the vagina.
What are pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence?
Pelvic organ prolapse is when an organ in the pelvic region moves from its normal position. When an organ moves, it can push against the vagina wall. This happens due to the muscles in the pelvic area becoming weak. This can be due to being pregnant, childbirth or a hysterectomy.
Stress urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary flow of urine due to stress on the bladder. Activities such as running, lifting, coughing or sneezing can cause the involuntary flow due to the weakened muscles in the pelvic area.
How are women being injured due to the transvaginal mesh?
When the implanted mesh begins to move around this is called transvaginal mesh erosion. When the mesh loosens, the edge of the mesh can begin to cut the vaginal walls and organs in the pelvic area. This can cause bleeding, infection, urinary problems and pain during intercourse.
Transvaginal extursion, when the mesh is visible in the vaginal walls, is also another complication.
Each of these complications may require a woman to have additional surgeries to correct the problem or take the mesh completely out.
I have the transvaginal mesh and am feeling discomfort. What should I do?
The very first thing you need to do is see the doctor who implanted the mesh. Tell him or her about your complications in full detail.
To see the full press release about Hardison & Cochran’s review of North Carolina Transvaginal Cases, please click here.