Does Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Improve Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has thoroughly reviewed the scientific literature on using transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women. Based on this review, the FDA says it has not seen enough evidence to support using the mesh for POP.
The FDA says the data do not show conclusively that TVM gives patients better clinical outcomes than other treatment options. Additionally, the mesh may actually expose patients to more risk.
How Common Are Transvaginal Mesh Complications When Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
In an updated safety communication, the FDA says that it is common for complications to arise from using transvaginal mesh to treat POP.
Many side effects can develop from using it:
- Organ perforation
- Recurrent prolapse
- Mesh erosion
- Urinary issues
- Neuromuscular problems
Some of these side effects require multiple surgeries to fix the problem, and, even then, some people experience constant pain after the mesh has been removed.
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