Complications of Vaginal Mesh Surgeries

What are some complications of vaginal mesh surgeries?

The use of vaginal mesh in prolapse repairs can potentially lead to complications such as mesh erosion, chronic pain, infections, pain during intercourse or urinary problems. These complications may even require additional surgery. The treatment of stress incontinence with mesh also can also lead to complications. However, research shows that these complications are rare and less severe than the complications associated with mesh used in prolapse repairs.

What are the symptoms?

Typical symptoms of a mesh complication could include:

  • Vaginal pain
  • Painful sex
  • A “poking” sensation vaginally
  • Recurrent vaginal infections or urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • A foul smelling discharge
  • Pelvic pain and pressure

Treatments in Torrance, California

In order to treat these complications, conservative management can be used in small areas of mesh extrusion, such as the use of topical estrogen. For more symptomatic or significant complications, partial or complete mesh excision (removal) can be performed. If you live in the Torrance area and you are suffering as a result of complications of vaginal mesh surgery, schedule your consultation with Dr. Shelby Morrisroe today. Dr. Morrisroe will determine which course of action will be required to address your symptoms.


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