Vaginal mesh Helpline is speaking to women Big island, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui, Hilo Hawaii regarding their Transvaginal mesh Complications.Women's Health Support Services
The transvaginal mesh has been used to support, the muscles, and ligaments in and around the vagina that secure the uterus,bladder and bowel. These muscles weaken from age,hysterectomy,chidbirth and injur to the vaginal wall structure compromising the strength and integrity of the muscles and ligaments.
Pelvic floor disorders can cause women to leak urine or to experience pelvic organ prolapse. This affects nearly one in three American women. The weakening of the pelvic floor muscle can also cause bowel and bladder prolapse
Bladder control or urinary incontinence (SUI) is another issue for millions of American women. Stress urinary incontinence is leakage when coughing or sneezing or even laughing. Women are twice as likely as men to experience SUI. SUI is more common among older, pot menopausel women. However, incontinence can occur in women of all ages. Stress incontinence (SUI) is the most common type of bladder control problem in younger and middle-aged women. It is a fequent occurnece in women over 50.
Pelvic-floor disorders become more common as women age.Tje pelvic floor can be strengthed as we age with pelvic floor exercises. Childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, obesity, smoking and surgery can all weaken the pelvic floor. Genetics can also contribute to the risk of developing prolapse or incontinence.
Women's centers and Hospitals In Hawaii
- Queen's Medical Center, founded in 1859, is located in downtown Honolulu.
- Castle Medical Center on Oahu, established in 1963, is a full-service, nonprofit, 160-bed medical center
- Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, Hawaii, is the largest facility in the Hawaii Health Systems
Historically, and for many decades, the Kelley plication or the Marshall-Marchetti (Krantz) procedures have been the main hospital based surgical treatments for reinforcing the bladder neck in order to prevent unintentional urine loss.
Other surgical techniques have been used to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a related condition.
Transvaginal Surgical Mesh to Treat POP
The problem of incontinence for women from various causes becomes more common after pregnancy and in menopause, when surgery can be recommended after other non-intrusive treatments are not found effective.
These conditions are referred to as Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).
POP is the term that describes a condition when a pelvic organ drops from its normal location and pushes against the walls of the vagina. This generally occurs when muscles that hold pelvic organs in place are weakened or stretched by childbirth or surgery. POP can lead to symptoms that include pain, discomfort, loss of bladder control and constipation.
One popular product, known as the transobturator vaginal sling, was made by Mentor Corporation. This product was more commonly called “OB Tape.”
Mentor manufactured an OB Tape vaginal sling that was not recalled, but the company stopped marketing it in the spring of 2006. The product used a nonwoven material which made it different in design than most other mesh devices. The nonwoven fabric is alleged to have blocked oxygen and nutrients, substantially increasing the risk of problems such as infection. This impedance potentially can cause serious problems with the device that may not appear for months, or even years following implantation surgery.
The complication rate could very easily reach 20% of all patients who used the Mentor sling.
At least 35,000 women may have been treated with the OB Tape vaginal sling between 2003 and 2006 to treat female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The bladder sling is designed to prevent involuntary leakage that occurs when pelvic muscles supporting the bladder and urethra are stressed or weakened. A number of women have filed Mentor sling lawsuits.
A study published in the Journal of Urology in October 2006 highlighted the risk of complications associated with the OB Tape sling. More than 13% of the women who received the Mentor Sling for incontinence allegedly have suffered vaginal extrusions. Many more cases reported women who suffered chronic vaginal discharge and abscesses.
Symptoms of OB Tape Sling injury may include:
· High fever
· Vaginal Pain
· Pelvic Pain
· Pain During Sex
· Chronic Infections
· Perineal Cellulitis
· Severe Pain in the Back, Hips and Legs
Other vaginal mesh Manufacturers Include:
VAGINAL MESH MANUFACTURERS
Johnson & Johnson
Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
Avaulta Plus BioSynthetic Support System
Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System
Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
American Medical Systems or AMS
Advantage Sling System
Obtryx Curved Single
Obtryx Mesh Sling
Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System
Prefyx PPS System
If you have had this surgery and are experiencing any of these or other symptoms not listed here, immediately contact your health care provider.
If you have recently received a transvaginal mesh patch as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, Bladder prolapse, bowel prolapse or urinary leakage please contact our female medical social worker to discuss fully the risks associated with the procedure and be connected to a transvaginal Mesh lawyer
Vaginal mesh Helpline transvaginal mesh lawyers are in litigation to protect women with the severe complications of the various mesh devices.