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Consumers Complain Of Injuries Allegedly Arising From Bladder Slings

Women face a number of bladder problems that often make them vulnerable to pain and overall discomfort from conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), health experts say.  And compared to previous years, pelvic treatment options have now come a long way, granting doctors with different means of addressing pelvic pain. Although there are cases where a nonsurgical approach may be sufficient, there are also instances where a surgical operation may be the only appropriate solution. Most patients suffering from severe symptoms of POP or SUI are recommended to go through a surgical operation involving bladder slings – medical devices designed to provide support and keep pelvic organs in their normal positions, address urinary problems, ease pain, and eventually provide comfort. However, serious complications have reportedly occurred to numerous women since the surgical devices were released in late 1990s.

One of the most frequently reported of all bladder sling complications has been erosion, known to cause organ perforation in patients. Uncontrollable bleeding, recurrent infections, discomfort during sexual intercourse, vaginal discharge, and unbearable pain have been reported to come in as a result of a bladder sling erosion.

Another side effect which has only been mentioned quite recently is sling shrinkage or contraction. As the term implies, this takes place when the implant contracts or shrinks inside the vagina to as much as 85 percent. While the untoward effect has already been identified, there has been no exact explanation as to the real cause that may have led to such adverse event. It has been suggested that shrinkage was the result of the inflammatory response of the body to the sling. Similar to sling erosion, sling shrinkage has been associated to extreme pain that may greatly affect sexual intercourse, make urination difficult.

Recognizing the increasing safety concerns linked to mesh devices, the United States Food and Drug Administration  reportedly released safety communications, notifying patients and medical professionals alike of the risks associated with mesh implants. These adverse events have also reportedly led to several mesh device lawsuits seeking a possible bladder sling product recall.

Women, whose only option left is to undergo a surgery, are encouraged to take a cautious mindset by discussing the potential risks associated with mesh slings to possibly mitigate added health problems. Visit bladderslingrecall.us for relevant information pertaining to the potential dangers linked to bladder sling implants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PublicHealthNotifications/

thewomens.org.au/Meshinvaginalprolapsesurgery

laborie.com/articles/complications-of-synthetic-mid-urethral-slings

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