Vaginal Mesh and Some Possible Problems
The dissatisfaction uttered by consumers has made vaginal mesh devices, slings, and other stuff used for its surgical application to be publicly scrutinized.
Risks involved in the surgical implantation of the vaginal mesh are not limited to mesh erosion and infections which may be evident within a year after the procedure; there may also be potential complications while the patient is still in the operating table. One of them is the possibility of a punctured bladder. Since the surgeon’s view is limited during the procedure, the bladder is most likely punctured by the needle during the stitching process. Most of the time, the bladder part on the opposite side of the doctor while he is doing the stitching is most likely cut. Women with previous operations on their reproductive system are prone to this complication as well. Letting the patient void of waste water before the operation and placing a urinary catheter into the bladder help lessen this problem. Carefully guiding the needle with the hand while stitching is also important.
Bleeding is another type of negative incidence that may happen while the positioning of the synthetic sling is done. This problem may emerge during the first cuts to the vaginal wall or the suturing of the sling. The doctor will then assess if there is a need for suture ligation, and this will be determined by how severe the bleeding is. If the flow of blood increases, the vaginal wall will be sutured back and a vaginal pack to compress the bleeding tissues will be secured in position. Blood products may be administered intravenously.
To keep the patient safe and to ensure her quick recovery, these two complications need to be identified promptly in the event that they occur. From a previous clinical study on side effects that occur after this procedure, there were cases of patients who acquired mesh erosion because of an unidentified bladder puncture. Mesh erosion is a serious complication, most particularly, if it must be completely removed; since the mesh may have already been covered by the tissues around it. Cutting the mesh from the body would also break the body tissues that have grown in to it.
Plastic meshes and slings are used as contemporary treatments for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). These tools have helped many women. But, there are still those who were not spared of its risks. Despite the fact that many doctors believe that the best surgical procedure to correct POP and SUI is the utilization of these devices, marketers of the these kits are continuously subjected to a vaginal mesh sling lawsuit.