Many potential and current clients are surprised to learn that the difficult, painful, and often embarrassing health issues they are experiencing can often be attributed to the transvaginal mesh product they had implanted. While our firm would encourage you to seek the advice of a health care professional in diagnosing any current health issues you may have, an understanding of common health problems women face following mesh implant may be helpful to those seeking to understand their current condition.
Recurring Incontinence or Prolapse. Unfortunately, many women experience a recurrence of urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse following the implantation of a transvaginal device. Even more alarming, some clients report that their previous incontinence or prolapse has worsened well beyond what they experienced before having a transvaginal device implanted. Not only did the device fail to help address their issues, but it made their issues worse. Clients are often unable or too embarrassed by their lack of bladder control to work, socialize or perform everyday tasks and are often required to spend a great deal of money on diapers, sanitary pads, or additional treatments to avoid embarrassment and function normally.
Pain. This may be among the most common issues our clients face on an ongoing, everyday basis. Pain so debilitating that clients cannot function. Clients report trouble sitting and standing without great pain. This makes it extremely difficult for clients to work, run errands, or take care of family and friends. Suffering from constant pain often bleeds into and sometimes affects our clients’ emotional states.
Dyspareunia. Most of the issues our mesh clients face are incredibly personal in nature. The havoc wreaked on our clients’ personal lives is no exception. After receiving a transvaginal implant, many of our clients report the inability have sexual intercourse with their partner. Clients (and even their partners) have experienced a great deal of pain and sometimes injury as a result of trying. Without this important point of connection, some of our clients’ relationships have suffered or dissolved completely.
Infections. Chronic urinary tract or kidney infections are commonly reported problems for our clients. Some clients remain on very potent antibiotics for months to try to combat the continuously painful and problematic infections they are experiencing, at the risk of developing a resistance to the antibiotics. These infections cause a great deal of discomfort, additional health issues, and can be extremely expensive to treat.
Neuromuscular Problems. Pain radiating to your back or limbs. Muscle weakness and fatigue. These are some of the neuromuscular problems our clients are facing every day, and they are extremely problematic. These issues make it challenging for our clients to perform everyday tasks and make walking, standing, or sitting very difficult.
This is neither an exhaustive list of possible issues following a transvaginal mesh implant nor a definitive diagnosis for any symptoms you may be experiencing. Again, we encourage you to consult with a medical healthcare professional regarding any health or emotional issues you may be having.