Mesh used for pelvic surgery

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Hi I had pelvic floor surgery over a year ago due to prolapse in vagina

Since then I have had urge incontinence Its not too bad but occasionally I cannot control my bladder at all. The Dr said it was menopause but I never had this before surgery. Also it took over a year to be able to have intercourse and when we do i feel something sharp inside me. This is getting easier.

I have started to hear about people having trouble with the mesh being used in the surgery and am getting very concerned.

Would love to hear from others.

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    Hi Maws. Go to your doctor and asked to be checked or referred back to a urogynaecologist. The stitches should be gone by now but mesh can erode the vaginal wall so don't leave it longer in case this is what is happening. Are you in UK? Where you had it done is different in other countries but here I believe they are supposed to use the new soft mesh. I refused it as I'm allergic to polypropylene, nylon etc, the cause a bad reaction in me. Get checked asap. X rolleyes

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    I'm sorry, but I think the Dr. you saw re. symptoms is talking garbage when saying those are caused by menopause!! Those are not symptoms of menopause!!! They are just avoiding the issue of mesh. Do you know if the mesh was stitched in place? I've got mesh, but pretty sure mine isn't stitched there. It could be one of those stitches causing the problem if yours is stitched. I seem to think my Urogynae told me if placed correctly, at right tension, that it didn't need stitching. I don't have any problems (in fact stress incontinence was 99% cured after op) but I am worried when I think about the problems mesh is causing in some. I think it's recently been banned here in NZ! Ugh. Mine was 2 1/4yrs ago. My Urogynae told me pre-op that the cheap nasty Chinese mesh that started all the probs had long gone. Immmmm

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