What Are the Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh Implants?

What Are the Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh Implants?

Transvaginal mesh implant complications include vaginal mesh erosion, bleeding, pain, infection and urinary problems, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some patients have experienced organ perforation, painful sexual intercourse, recurring prolapse, neuromuscular problems and emotional problems. Additionally, some patients experienced vaginal scarring or shrinkage.

Many of the mesh implant complications require medical or surgical treatment, hospitalization and other interventions, according to the FDA. Numerous surgeries are often needed to repair mesh erosion of the vagina, which is the most common complication. In some cases, not only are the additional surgeries debilitating to the patients, they do not relieve the patients' suffering.