Transvaginal mesh, also known as pelvic mesh, is a mesh device that is surgically placed for the treatment of women’s gynecological and urogynecological issues, such as pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Transvaginal mesh is made of synthetic material, usually polypropylene, and is made of porous or microporous weave. Some products even claim to have a “biologic element” made of a collagen blend.
Pelvic mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse conditions known as:
- Vaginal Vault Prolapse
If you received a mesh product during a surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse, that product could be responsible for serious complications such as:
- Mesh erosion
- Mesh-related infections
- Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Vaginal scarring or shrinkage