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Unread 07-26-2011, 05:30 PM
Mesh Erosion

My mesh eroded into my vagina as a complete whole piece...no bits tearing off
Now I have been referred to do surgery for the 3rd time....
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Unread 07-26-2011, 07:07 PM
Re: Mesh Erosion

I am so sorry to hear that. I did hear that the FDA has posted they no longer approve mesh for prolapses. Are you in pain? I am so sorry you need another surgery {{{hugs}}}
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Unread 07-27-2011, 02:58 PM
Re: Mesh Erosion

Thank you for the hugs!!!

Yeeees and now I need to wait until my insurance changes to get it paid for....I have a friend who is now afraid to have sex in case her mesh starts to erode
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Unread 07-27-2011, 06:17 PM
Re: Mesh Erosion

Having sex does not cause the mesh to eroded. Mesh erodes because the product is not inert. It is a foreign body. According to the FDA 1 in 10 women will experience mesh erosion. Out of those one in 5 will have multiple surgeries. Mesh removal is a very serious surgery that should only be performed by a specialist. There is a doctor at UCLA that is the best.
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Unread 07-28-2011, 07:46 PM
Re: Mesh Erosion

My mesh eroded into my vagina...when the CT scan came back the technician reported a tampon or surgical packing was in my vagina. Mt doctor found it to be the mesh and removed it as it was in my vagina as a complete 2 by 3 inch rectangular piece...
Now I have to go to UCDavis for a consultation to re-attach my vagina to pelvic bone? This will be my third surgery since the first attachment was tissue to tissue and that didn't hold...then the mesh which eroded after 8 years...now we'll see what they want to do....
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Unread 07-28-2011, 11:20 PM
Re: Mesh Erosion

your mesh eroded 8 years after having it placed?!!!
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Unread 07-29-2011, 05:48 AM
Re: Mesh Erosion

Would you please send me the doctors name in UCLA as I am going in for the first surgery to remove some of the eroded mesh and I think I should have the entire thing taken out. Scared and angry at myself for not researching enough or asking the right questions!!!
THANK YOU!
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Unread 07-29-2011, 09:17 AM
Re: Mesh Erosion

You shouldn't angry at yourself. The article I read was sent to me from wedmd.com. I got it on 7/13/11, so it wasn't looked at as a problem until then. How would you have known? My husband has mesh for a hernia repair and has never had a problem with it. But the article addresses only vaginal prolapse repair.
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Unread 07-30-2011, 09:41 AM
Re: Mesh Erosion

"My mesh eroded into my vagina...when the CT scan came back the technician reported a tampon or surgical packing was in my vagina. Mt doctor found it to be the mesh and removed it as it was in my vagina as a complete 2 by 3 inch rectangular piece...
Now I have to go to UCDavis for a consultation to re-attach my vagina to pelvic bone? This will be my third surgery since the first attachment was tissue to tissue and that didn't hold...then the mesh which eroded after 8 years...now we'll see what they want to do.... "


I feel horrible for what you are going through! When I saw that you are going to UC Davis it caught my attention. I'm assuming you live in the California Central Valley?

I'm a mesh erosion victim. It's been a nightmare however there's light at the end of the tunnel. Your best hope is surgery with a highly skilled mesh removal surgeon...there don't seem to be many of them around.

After your visit at UC Davis if you'd like another opinion from a doctor in the Bay Area who is a urogynecologist specializing in pelvic reconstruction surgery and who also specializes in mesh complications and mesh removal please let me know. He is the surgeon who has helped me and countless other women in my situation.

Message me if you'd like the doctor's contact and website information.

Yours in healing
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Unread 07-30-2011, 10:03 AM
Re: Mesh Erosion

I had my surgery 4 1/2 weeks ago & am very worried because Prolene mesh was used for my rectocele and cystocele repairs. Is it normal to still be bleeding (lightly) at this point. My 6 wk appt. is in another week. I've already called & spoken with a nurse about my concerns and finally the Dr. called & I sent her an email with the FDA warning ~ but she has not responded yet.
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