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Unread 10-01-2010, 11:13 AM
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Well, I actually did go to a urogynaecologist. He is even supposed to be one of the best in this field! But he actually is miffed why I'm having all these problems and will not admit something is wrong. In my case, the urogynaecologist was not the best option. I'm sticking to a uro who is specialised in Tvt. And à seperate gyn who is specialised in prolapse issues. They work together closely. I guess it is just best to find someone who is specialised in à particular area so they are more experienced.a little worried about my upcoming appointment......
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Unread 10-04-2010, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cheryltwin View Post
Sound like the mesh sling is eroding through your vagina to me. I had that happen with another kind of mesh (posterior repair) and it was exactly like you describe. Sometimes its hard for the doctor to see it because of the folds in the vagina.
I had mine removed and also had a sling made from my own fascia put in for stress incontinence. This was done 4 years ago and no more problems with sex or stress incontinence!

Good luck. I'd recommend a urogynecologist who is familiar with mesh problems.
Thats just what they said was going on . I'm guessing Surgery next week to remove it went to uro today have tests on wed. and obgyn on Friday. so I'm guessing surgery by Monday or Tuesday im just hoping after this I heal up and things go back to normal .
Unread 10-13-2010, 05:03 PM
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Hope I'm doing this right! Had a mesh sling 6 yrs ago and have been having numerous problems - ic, infections and now feeling something at opening about 1 inch up. Saw a gynourologist this week and am scheduled for tests. Am very concerned especially after seeing what women have posted!
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Unread 10-13-2010, 08:13 PM
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Don't get stressed out. Are u talking about ur vagina or ur urethra???
Unread 10-14-2010, 02:22 AM
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Hello ladies just wanted to say about my nightmare with the dam mesh!! Had it fitted beginning of july this year but since having it done I feel worse, the leaking is getting worse by the day and the pain is terrible. I have no control over my bladder at all and its really getting me down. Is this a normal thing with this darn mesh??? I'm so fed up with it and its ruined my life and I wish I never had it done. I'm due to see my urogyn later on today so I'm hoping to get some answers and help. Thanks for reading sisters
Unread 10-14-2010, 06:28 AM
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Vickyboop, I'm sorry you are having so many problems. I am going in later today to have some mesh removed from my vagina. It has been a problem since I had it put in over 3 years ago. I keep telling myself that there really are success stories out there and if they can turn a man in to woman, surely they can figure out how to fix this! Dealing with this on a daily basis gets old and wears you down. You just want to go in 1 visit and walk out fixed and not have test after test or hear "we can try. . . ". You just want it fixed and fixed now. So hopefully you will find someone to help you and fix it. And hopefully in the next few days I'll have a success story to share with you! Keep thinking positive thoughts!
Unread 10-14-2010, 04:52 PM
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Hi Daisy - I guess this post could go on and on.... I had my sling with oopharectomy on 8/5. Had vaginal sling erosion (and yes hubby felt it) which was corrected by gyno apprx 3 weeks later. Felt fine for a few weeks and then had left low abdominal pain, left upper vaginal pain, a "full/pressure" vaginal feeling, painful intercourse, all kinds of pains.... my gyno hadn't had these issues so didn't know what to do, he didn't appear to know of the mesh FDA recall either. He put me on pain killers and referred to pain mgt but I went to Uro/Gyno on my own. She confirmed what my dr said that no appearant physical issues that could be seen by the eye or ultrasound and didnt' appear to be a sling issue anymore. I was lucky that she was familiar with pelvic floor issues and referred me to an excellent pelvic floor therapist she works with. When researching the therapist I came across that had info on pelvic floor therapy and issues and what do you know... the symptoms that pvt treats contained my exact symptoms . Ironically, during one of my many trips back to my gyno, when he was pushing and prodding I'd felt better later that day and my left side pain seems to respond to my own stretching. I no longer think my gyno is a complete moron and am going to pvt for a few sessions for this and I'm sure old scar tissue as well. This is just an FYI for you and others in our position as the surgery to this area can trigger this pain, however, you need to definitively rule out mesh erosion and other mesh issues since this is a recall item and known problem (and class action lawsuit...hint, hint :0).....)
Good luck!! I don't feel 100% yet but am about 70% with my 2nd surgery to correct my erosion and own stretching.
Unread 10-14-2010, 08:21 PM
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When you say recall, what do you mean exaclty? When cars and products get recalled they offer you a replacement or fix it. How do they do that with this? And I don't know the kind I have, but I will be making a call tomorrow to find out. I have read a warning from the FDA but I had not read about a recall. I just got home from having mine "trimmed" as an out patient. Took over 7 hours for a 45 minute procudure, but it's done. Dr. told my husband she cut out 3/4" off the edge of it. What does that mean? He didn't ask and she doesn't seem to like to explain it to a layperson. I still have a catheter and I have to go back tomorrow for a voiding trial, maybe I can get the nurse to explain it to me. I wish I had never had this done and I really want the whole thing out. I am usually a stoic patient and work through issues and pain, but this has really thrown me for a loop.

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