What is vaginal mesh?
Synthetic mesh material is used in the surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and vaginal
prolapse. The material has been used since 1998, with a large majority of these procedures being
successful. However, many women have experienced problems related to the mesh.
How do I know if vaginal mesh is causing a problem?
Most problems with mesh are due to either improper healing of the vaginal tissue over the mesh,
resulting in mesh exposure, or the mesh pulling too tight in the vagina wall, resulting in pain.
Can mesh-related problems be corrected?
Yes, they can.
What can be done to correct problems resulting from mesh?
Most often the problem can be corrected by modifying the mesh with a simple office or outpatient
surgical procedure. At times, it may be necessary to remove the entire mesh product.