Mesh complications

Surgical mesh refers to a number of biologic and synthetic materials sometimes used to treat conditions surgically. However, in recent years, concerns over using mesh for the following conditions have been raised due to complications arising post-surgery:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
  • Stress urinary incontinence

Such complications include:

  • Pelvic pain or swelling
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Pain or discomfort during intercourse
  • Bladder or bowel symptoms
  • Searing pain in the buttock or leg
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