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Published: November 1st, 2013

Thousands of women who had a vaginal mesh or bladder sling implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse have experienced severe internal injuries, urinary problems and other complications as a result of problems with the medical devices, which may actually provide no real benefit over other methods of treating pelvic organ prolapse.

STATUS OF TRANSVAGINAL MESH LAWSUITS: Cases have been filed throughout the United States by women who experienced complications as a result of the negligent design of a vaginal mesh pelvic support system, and lawyers are continuing to review new vaginal mesh lawsuits.

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OVERVIEW: Vaginal mesh, which is also referred to as a bladder sling, hammock or pelvic mesh, is a surgical product that is commonly implanted into the vaginal area to prevent pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which can occur in women after childbirth or surgery. Pelvic organ prolapse causes the womb to fall into the vaginal area, which can also lead to the bladder and bowels slipping out of place and putting pressure on the vagina, causing considerable pain and discomfort, as well as urinary incontinence in some cases.

Lawsuits over vaginal mesh implants allege that negligent designs increase the risk that women may suffer severe complications, physical pain and suffering, deformity and the need for additional corrective surgery. In addition, the FDA acknowledged in July 2011 that there is no evidence that vaginal mesh bladder sling surgery provides any greater clinical benefit than non-mesh surgeries.

VAGINAL MESH PROBLEMS: The FDA issued a statement about all vaginal mesh implants in July 2011, indicating that the agency has received thousands of reports of complications after the bladder sling mesh has been implanted, and also warn of an increased risk of organs being punctured during the surgery to implant the devices. The FDA stated that a review of studies and other literature appeared to show little to no health benefits.

Complications with vaginal sling implants reported by women include:

  • Infection
  • Erosion of the mesh into the vagina
  • Recurrences of prolapse
  • Urinary problems
  • Bowel, bladder and blood-vessel perforations
  • Injury to nearby organs
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

In many cases, transvaginal sling problems have required multiple surgeries to remove the mesh. Even after surgery, women may be left with permanent and disfiguring injuries.

VAGINAL MESH LAWSUITS: As of the end of 2013, more than 35,000 complaints had been filed throughout the federal court system involving complications from vaginal mesh or bladder sling products. Most of the cases have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation, with the cases centralized before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia for coordinated discovery and early bellwether trials.

Six different MDLs are currently centralized before Judge Goodwin, including all Bard Avaulta lawsuits, AMS vaginal mesh lawsuits, Boston Scientific pelvic mesh lawsuits, Ethicon Gynecare mesh lawsuitsColoplast sling lawsuits. and Cook Surgisis Biodesign mesh lawsuits.

A series of bellwether trials are being held in each of the MDLs to help the parties gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout the litigation. The preparation and outcomes of these early trials are designed to facilitate a possible vaginal mesh settlement agreement that could resolve cases without the need for thousands of trials to be held throughout the country.

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  1. i had surgery about 5years ago.having lots of e-coli uti”s.after having a historectomy several years earlier.as far as i know only mesh sling was used for the uritha.my gyn did some minimal work on other female parts.two years later i was in female prolapse,and was sent to have surgery with female prolapse surgery specialist.it has only been since march,4,2011,and i have had 4 uti’s.all e-coli.burning ,pain.nauseau,headaches,and dizzyness.i do not have a lawyer,did not know this could be causing my problems.checking with the hospital where i had mesh put in,to get my records,and find out what type was used?i am so greatful i saw this on tv.it really started making sense.as i am a person wth many allergies,i cannot take any of the meds that clear up this type of uti.i have to go to the hospital to get three infusions of rocephin.a very painful,and expensive cure.will be talking to dr.after i find out what he used.

  2. vaginal sling lot #0304081-07
    I had my surgery in 2004 and in 2007 one side of the sling ripped and my gynecologist had to go in and cut off the sling..it was horrible pain..no anesthia..did it in the office..later on in 2008 the other side ripped and caused a very bad infection that caused me to have culitis..which erupted in such a bad absess on the outside of my pelvic area I was bedridden for two weeks..since then the bladder sling is peeling away from the bladder and I am bleeding on and off…I have bladder incontinence..and I went and picked up my medical records and found out to my disbelief that during surgery they had TWO incidence of 2 light cords and 2 camera failures during surgery…Dr Notes state that Visulization was limited…EXTREMELY…EXTREMELY her comments in the surgery notes..but they went through with the the placement of the sling and she states at the end of her notes that they will observe the patient..Visualzation was limited and extremely , extremely poor the placement of the mesh was carefully checked as much as possible, and the lights and cameras were changed twice during the surgery..patient was closed up and observed. NOW my Dr.. says there really isn’t anything else she can do for me and the chances of the bladder sling continue to peel away from the bladder are great and there could be ongoing damage to my outer part of my bladder..NOW I don’t have health insurance anymore..I am 56 years old and will have to live with this problem the rest of my darn life!!!

  3. I had a total hysterectomy with a&p repairs using Avalta mesh and bladder sling in Jan 2007. Had 3 additional surgeries in may,aug.,and sept 2007 for erosions. Out of work for 11 months.In constant pain plus many more problems to list. I contacted lawyers in 2008 before fda comments and no one was interested. Recently was the first I heard of FDA warnings and been told due to statue of limitations I probably can’t sue. I tried before statue of limitations was up it is not my fault that no one would take my case.I’m sorry but I think there should be no statue of limitations cause its been 4 yrs and still dont feel right and gave up on doctors. Three yrs was enough. Is there any way to get compinsated for my pain and suffering??????

  4. I had the mesh implant put in ,in 2010 with a simple it may or maynot work… On august 16,2011 was having Some mesh removed by a uro specialist as out patient follow up appt. on sept.8,2011 to discuss my options… i have many symptoms as well as suffering and don,t know what to think…. I feel your pain and suffering ….

  5. I had mesh used to repair a complete rectal prolapse and pelvic prolapse in 2000. Though the surgeon could find “no problems” I bled and had horrible infection draining and experience severe swelling and pain until 2003 when I was finally able to get a diagnosis of recurrent pelvic prolapse and insurance approval to repair it. Following THAT surgery, I again failed to heal and increasingly became unable to function. The severe pain returned immediately, as well as the drainage of blood and infection. In fact, I was anemic from the blood loss, and began to live on pain medication. Neither the surgeons or my gastroentrologist could figure out what was going on, and my insurance had decided to not pay for the preapproved aforementioned surgery, and as a result I could not get coverage for any further follow-up. In 2009 I had a colonoscopy that clearly showed something terribly wrong so my gastroenterologist sent me to a surgeon to see if he would remove my colon to see if it would heal since, in her estimation, I had no quality of life. He failed to tell me about the FDA warning from 2008, and said to return to the hospital where I had the repair. which of course was impossible since those surgeons (a team) had assured me they could find nothing wrong.
    To this day, I continue to experience all of the same symptoms. 8000 mg. of penicillin a day and pain medicine keep me alive, but I can no longer work and have lost everything. With the publicity of this last warning, I was shocked to see all of my symptoms explained by a defective product. I’m sure it will be next to impossible for me to regain any of my losses, or even future surgeries, though pre-existing conditions of excessive scar tissue have made it impossible to get coverage.
    This is a travesty. These products were defective and are destroying our bodies and lives, and yet, because of statutes of limitations or rules of discovery, we may not ever have a life again. These laws need to be changed, and these companies, at least those who did not test their products, should be held accountable; to not act on their mistakes in downright criminal.
    Do Not Have This Surgery – Mesh is hell.

  6. I cannot belive the women out there that have recently became Knowledgeable from TV and recent advertisement, concerning the Surgical Mesh and Sling repair complications , cannot file a law suit beause of the statutes of limitations, or rules of discovery. We have had to live for years with pain and sufferings, and the wrong diagnosis from doctors, because we could not place a name to the many complications this surgical mesh caused. My problems, were urinary incontinence, urine infections, blood in urine, and later severe Gastrotestinal problems, the doctors never diagnois this problem as Mesh complications are POP repair with mesh,(Pelvic Organ Prolapse) my problems did not just start, it took years of being misdiagnois. So Christy, please continue to do research, and for all the women out there, the internet have a lot of vauable information concerning complications of Mesh repair,( Pop), Transvaginal repair, so do not give up! Do not give up until there is no more” Hope,”even if you belive you may not ever have a life again, I belive in God and his Blessings and let God fight this travesty for all of us, who have suffered this criminal injustice. I will continue searching the internet as long as im breathing, and mentally and physically able,to find out, how and what company allowed this product to destroy our bodies, in such away we no longer live a healthy and sexual life again.Thank God ! this procedure is now exposed, hopefully this will prevent our grandaughters from being in the dark! and they will know how to ask questions and dicuss this procedure with their doctors, and their lives will not be ruined.

  7. I had t sling surgery in 2005. I had complications of scar tissue in vagina area. Had bladder spasms, Also sore all the time. Now at this time I am having a lot of pain down there. Went to the dr. he said back of bladder has fallen. He said I need another surg. This has been nothing but pain and problems for me.

  8. ive had the perm sling a few years ago and they told me that it was perm and nothing else could be done after the surgery if it doesnt work and it dont.i still leak,have painful intercourse,lots of bad headaches and dizziness,i myself no longer have insurance and cant go see a doctor so guess im in the same boat as all of you,

  9. But exactly WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME allowed before the statute of limitations is up? I can’t find the specific answer anywhere online. I had my sling surgery in early 2008…..is my time frame to do something up?

  10. I am very disappointed in the FDA’s decision to left the existing vaginal sling products stay on the market. It is like another slap in the face from yet another gynecologist. I had surgery almost 3 years. Hysterectomy/vaginal sling. Nothing but problems. Would like one day not to be constantly aware of the problem. Tape revision from protrusion, groin pain, steroids shots, every cream known to man and no relief, no sex, no quality of life. FDA…”How Many More People Have to Suffer?”

  11. I HAD MY SURGERY ABOUT 4 -5 YEARS AGO WHAT IS THE STATUE OF LIMITATION

  12. I have sharp pains in that area and I stay nausiated and shakey all the time. I thought it was my meds but now I am have dark discharge with blood in it. It is freaking me out a little. I am having other symptoms also. In July 2011 I had a complete hysterectomy and vag sling. What do I do and how do I find out if this is what is causing me all the problems?

  13. I had prolapse . they removed hystorectomy , Other docters sd they will go in after and use robote to do vaginal sling .They didnt while open they did the sling ,I have had nothing but problems the urologist sd cause I cant go to the bathroom I had to use medical powder daily . I dont sleep but 2 hrs a night if im lucky . at least 10 times to the bathroom night .I went back to my medical DR . who advised me if I hadnt come in extream pain and no sleep by bowls would have collapsed from the medicine and I would be on a bad for life . The sleep they cant seem to cure ambutol nothing works , Always constant stomach pain have to watch what I eat all the time ,Life is not the same and I really need help ,this urogogist changed my hole life ,Its been 1 yr of hell.

  14. I also have had problems for years and now until I had a total blockage of my bowels and ended up in ER and my Gastrologist sending me to have a very unpleasant defagram. “That is what I said” what is that. Not pleasant at all but found out I have a recto-seal problem and everything has dropped from my Hysterectomy from 2004. That is what was causing my numbness in my legs and arms. Sharp pains all the time. Loss of work, sleep, etc. Dr. originally said surgery would be worse. How much worse can it be.

  15. I had a hysterectomy/vag.TVT sling in Jan. 2004. went in for revision of sling in Feb.2004. The sling has eroded into my vaginal wall. More has eroded though the years. Have not been able to have intercourse with my husband for 7yrs. What makes me mad is the doctor makes me feel like it’s my fault or in my head. Someone please help us.

  16. OMG! This is unbelievable! I had a prolapse surgery in Sept of 2010. Since then I’ve had SEVERE pain this entire year. My stomach is swollen and looks like I’m 7-8 months pregnant. I have deep pain on each side of my pelvis, inner thigh pains & vaginal pain with/without intercorse.They SAID I had inerstitial cystitis (bladder disease) but that has gotten better. I was sent to Baylor clinic in Houston and was told the inner lining of my vagina is turning white and the tissue is thin and eroding. Of course the doc’s say it’s just hormonal (from a hysterectomy 20 years ago). I’ve had an upper GI and am about to have a colonoscopy. The doctors look at me like I’m nutty when they see the amount of pain I’m in and they can’t find anything wrong. I saw an add on TV about the mesh and started doing some research. I got my operative report and found out I had American Medical Systems (IntrPro) Polypropylene Y-Sling implanted and I’m not sure if this type is even considered one of the mesh products that cause problems but am very curious. I also would like to know what the statute of limitations are for this. I think if we are all in the same boat and are disqualified for time frames then we need someone to fight for us in D.C. This is a NOT a quality of life. I can’t work and am in bed or on the sofa in loose fitting pants all day and night. My family feels so helpless because they don’t know what to do for me. I wish you all well and am in awe of how many women are out there with these same problems.

  17. I am so sad to be in such pain. I had a urethra sling in 2009 and since, all I have is UTI’s. It seems like I have one every week. I have taken many types of antibiotics and it goes away but as soon as I stop taking antibiotics, I get an UTI again. The sling did stop some of the leakage but I still do leak some. It is aggravating. I wish I had read more about this. I would have never done this if I had known more about the complications. I have asked my doctor to take it out and he just says he cannot. I wish everyone well and pray for health.

  18. After reading some of the enties above , I couldn’t help but notice many had questions in relation to several different conditons they have experience , from hysterectmys to pelvic prolapse and so forth , I too experience a terrible situation that started out as an outpt. procedure to Major surgery . I was to have a Lap. Burch procedure , But as the Docter inserted the needle it broke and punctured my bladder , A ceserean cut was made in order to find the obvious defective needle that broke , and to repair the damge to my bladder. I read one entry someone asking if there was a statue of limitations. And there probably is , What I don’t understand is we can spend alot of our precious time arguing our point. What I noticed here is many have questions regarding their experiences , yet I see no answers to these questions , How is one to learn , if no answers are available for one to learn. Until anything changes we are just calling on deaf ears. Come here to state your complaints. I just had to put that out there.

  19. My wife has had nothing but problems with all of the same stuff im reading here. They had better be responsible to all of these people who have suffered. I know that my wife has been falling apart at the seams and had no idea that is was related to this product. We can lobby our Gov for action. Statute of limitations My rearend!!!!! we”ll just see about that. Dont forget people we serve a big God!

  20. Had sling implanted in 3/2008 and have had pain right from the start. Have had revision surgery and numerous procedures to try to deal with the pain ever since. Just found a lawyer Brandi law group in San Francisco to file a case on my behalf. As far a statue of limitations it depends on which state you are in but can also go but what state the company is located. Statue runs from when you knew or should have known there was a problem. Good attorney can argue you did not know until FDA came out with warning in July 2011. Don’t give up until you find an attorney. I don’t think there is even a $$ amount that can compensate for the pain and suffering as well as loss in quality of life woman have suffered. To find out what device was implanted you need to get your medical records and get the nurses perioperative report. In my case I had to ask for the paper records and not just the digital file. There were the stickers from the device that had name and lot number on a piece of paper. I pray for all of us to have some kind of return to a normal life, health and happiness. Godspeed.

  21. Had surgery for bladder sling in August, 2008. Had the mesh inserted for prolapse. I prolapsed again in less than in year. Had sharp pain in my groin soon after and also trouble in rectum. Doctor told me that never happened before and I went for physical therapy for three months for these conditions. Still have troubles in both areas. Groin can get quite painful. Have had severe hip problems in one hip and saw orthopedic doctors who can’t find anything wrong. Am always in pain. I thought it was the position they had me in during surgery. I am so uncomfortable all the time and don’t know what to do. Now, after hearing about this, realize it must be due to the mesh.

  22. I had a Hysterectomy and a Bard sling placed back in April 2008, I have been experiencing different things since then, lower pelvic pain, when I have to urinate if I don’t go within a few minutes it feels like my insides are falling out with lower belly pain. Having sexual intercourse I have pain with it 50/50 of the time & I also have notice as mentioned in above story having left hip swelling/pain.. Not sure if this is the same as anyone else but I know I am tired of running to the bathroom all the time. and rather or not this is the same case something needs done about this it’s driving me crazy.

  23. Sharon, I just read your post and comments to me, and I just wanted to thank syou for your message of hope. You have no idea how much it means to me! I did find a lawyer who is at least going to try, and that in itself is a Godsend. You are right of course, I on’t give up. I ran into this site again as I was once again searching for any information I can find.
    It was from this site that I acquired an attorney! Also, for those of you who are asking questions, try googling TruthinMedicine.com (I think that is the name.) It is a great site for all of us suffering the ramifications of mesh related injuries, run by a woman who also experienced horrible results. She has taken it to the next step and is trying to give us a place to go to learn more and take action. My only reservation was the attorney associated with the site did not even bother to respond, no doubt due to the dates and/or mesh type, but it would be kind, if nothing else, to respond to women even if they don’t want that woman as a client. Billing hours should sometimes take a back seat to human interaction that may indeed save a life in and of itself. Despite that, I hope the site will help someone else here and Sharon, this is is my pass it on of your act of kindness. God Bless.

  24. I am in total disbielf over these comments…..it’s so nice to know I am not the only woman out there. Especially when you bring in the sexual side affect too. My husband is as frustrated as I am. Sex has even been painful for him and even at one point he ended up with a cut on…well you know what. I guess we are in need of answers.

  25. i received a partialhysterectomy and a bladder sling names spark in aug 2005 after the surgery my doctor had informed he he had accidently stabbed a hole in my bladder during the surgery i have noticed in the past 4 years of vaginal pain i keep urinary tract infections and its so painful during sex i have to stop i had never put 2 and 2 together till i read this is it possable the sarks is caused this and do i have a chance to do something about it

  26. I had my sling done in 2006. Bladder is way worse and just does it’s own thing if I cough, laugh. run. jump or even just stand up. Pain during sex, constant pelvic pain, feel pain all the time in lower area. Boston Scientific- Lynx is what I have in me.
    When I went to my Dr. she checked my blood, etc. everything was perfect, and she shrugged it off as being depressed and percribed me an anitdepresant. I AM NOT DEPRESSED. I just don’t feel well. I am 41 not over weight (136lbs). My husband and I have seperated over this twice. In 2009 the bleeding was so bad they removed my cervix and uterus but that did not help the pain and discomfort. I go to a Urogynecologist next week. I am scared. I feel like something is constantly stabbing me in my pubic area. I go to the bathroom and I lean over to be sure my bladder is empty, I stand up, get dressed and I pee all over the floor. I am so upset. I closed my store because of this. I just stay at home now, I feel like no one will listen or help. I feel like my life is over and I just want it out.

  27. I had a bladder sling procedure done in 2007. It was a outpatient surgery and after getting home and waking up.. I noticed i could no longer use my left leg. I had to go to physical therapy and had extreme pain. My doctor claimed it was awollen muscle. I later found out that a nerve had been injured. I have gone to so many doctors no longer work and now am on disability. I went through a malpractice lawsuit. The doctor was found not at fault. I worked full time and it destroyed my life at one point. I was given pain medication. I am amazed at how many women have had the same surgery and are hurt.
    I hope that the manufacturers will be found at fault. One good thing that did come out of this is that I have already done the ground work for the manufactures putting blame on the doctors. I hope I can not only help myself but many women out there. Hang in there!!!

  28. I had a bladder sling inplanted in 2001 and in 2011 it needed to be replaced again. For the most part, the sling was a success until this year. When the operation was done the first time I had lots of pain. The operation was not painful this time around. I was told that he used “elastics” this time to hold up the mesh from before. It’s been in me since June of 2011 with no problems. I just “passed” my last doctor visit on Oct. 24, 2011.

  29. I had a complete hysterectomy in 2008 with bladder repair using mesh. I then had surgery to remove part of my colon from diverticulits in 2010.I have had pain since my hysterectomy. I went back to the Dr who did the colon surgery because of pain and he said it should subside. I’m now wondering if it because of the mesh used.

  30. I hade a hysterectomy in 2005 and a bladder sling as well and i my self was having alot of problems with going to bathroom alot and some times it just runs out and i cant help it have went to doctor and nothing they can do but i also have a under size bladder and a blaader disease called inerstitial cystitis.I also have lower back pain and blood in urine and alot of ut inf. pain with sex and lower pelvic pain and i lay around all the time and my kids dont understand why and after all this i have been reading i am also starting to think that i am in the same boat as you all.

  31. Feb. 14, 2005 I had a complete hysterectomy and my bladder suspened. I do not know how it was done. I am thinking when the doctor came in he said he used mesh, but not really sure I was medicaided. In the last year I have been having pain, sometimes don’t know when I have to pee until I am leaking, it really hurts when having sex, and sometimes have sharp pain. I thought that my bladder was falling and have not said anything to doctor because did not want to be cut on again. I have deceided that if it will stop I will let them cut me again.

  32. My mother would have been 90 on 12/21 of this year. Right now, she is in the process of dying in a Nursing Home after complications arose due to vaginal and bowel tears which were causing bowel movements to come through her vagina and even in her urine. She developed a severe infection that put her in the hospital. Her doctor did not recomment corrective surgery at her age and with her other health problems. Therefore, as her children, we are and have been watching her die a very slow painful death. When she was younger, she had the procedure to hold up her vagina and we as her family now believe with our whole hearts that caused the tears and consequential long suffering and eventual death of our mother.

  33. In 2001 I had to have a partial hysterectomy with my bladder fixed as I had 1st going into 2nd degree prolaplse and my bladder was right behind it. I’m not sure what was used, I believe he called it a tack or sling, but don’t remember. I continued to have problems that just got worse over the next several years with leaking and heaven forbid I coughed or laughed. My PCP sent me to a urologist and he confirmed it had gotten lax or possible come loose so in 2008 I had a bladder sling using mesh to correct the problem. Ever since I have felt it’s too tight and had pain in my lower right pelvic side and now when I have to go, if I wait too long I take a chance on not making it. Somehow I don’t think this is normal and after reading some of these comments I know it isn’t. I’ve also had several UTI’s, especially the first few months after the last surgery and off and on since then. Thank you everyone for sharing your stories. It makes me feel a little better.

  34. Ladies
    I see that several of you have mentioned having UTI’s, well so have I, I thought, but the last time that I went to my GP he decided to have the urine tested for bacteria, because of the results were the same as the last to urine test. When the test came back I had NO bacteria-but still have blood (white & red cells) in my urine. Look it up, its a result of bladder damage (trauma). Will post if I find out anything further. My uro is going to do test but he thinks the mesh is cutting into my urethra. Have a nice day!

  35. my question is has any of you recieved any money from the recall? for pain and suffering? I have been suffering pain since my sling surg in 2009. I am going to have it removed hopefully soon. I am in soo much pain. I just found a lawyer to sue the company ….

  36. I had mesh implanted in 2010 for urinary incontinence, and 5 months later started having problems with bladder infections and pelvic pain. I went to an ob/gyn, who told me it was my mesh coming undone, and that it needs removed and replaced, which will take at least 2 surgeries, with no guarantees it will even work. Now I am divorced, and have no medical insurance. I have hired a lawyer, but they really aren\’t much help. This makes me angry, because there are so many other women who are suffering, and have no insurance through no fault of their own. I have always believed the less government intrusion in our lives the better, but now I think myself and many other women need the governments help. I am only 51, but now feel like the intimate part of my life is over.

  37. I had the surgery about 4 or 5 years ago and have NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS. My surgery was performed by a Uro-Gynacologis and I couldn’t be happier. I would recommend consulting a physician trained in this speciality. Everything went smooth and those days of wet pants are gone. I am not sure of the particular device my surgeon used and perhaps that had something to do with it. Get a good doctor that knows what they are doing and you should be fine. A good doctor will share the risks too and it is a personal decision you have to make. For me, having just escaped wearing pads one week out of a month, I sure didn’t want to start wearing them everyday. My UTI’s have not increased and have never had e coli. Just wanted to state my honest opinion of what my experience has been.

  38. I had my sling put in January 2005 and one year later I went to my ob and I told him I could smell myself it was terrible I was taking bathes 3 and 4 times a day and could not stop stinking I was so embarrassed becaused I felt like if I could smell it everyone else could too so while I’m telling him this he’s telling me that he could in fact smell it. and he told me my sling eroded into my vagina. I asked him what do I do about that he told me to go back to my Dr. that did it and tell him ,I asked him if he would do it in the office or what he told me NO you have to do it as an outpatient surgery and the only way to fix it is to cut the erosion away .When I went to the Dr.that done it he told me to put premarin cream down there once a day and come back in 2 months when I left there I was in tears I called my husband and said I can’t beleave he wants me to smell like this for another 2 months if it was his wife he would be fixing it now I called a lawyer and they basicly told me no Dr. wants to go after another Dr. not knowing it was the sling . So I got on the phone to many Dr. and in less then 2 weeks I had 2 appointments with 2 Drs.and in one month I got the bad part cut out and then had to have it done again now it hurts to have sex I still leak and now when I go to the bathroom it’s like a shower like you would put you’r finger on the hose to make it go farther and it goes all over it’s great,NOT! I sure didn’t count on all this. And just like the others asked I would like to know what the statute is . Because I don’t think there should be any either. When I tried I was going to go after the Dr. not knowing , so that being said we are not drs. or lawyers. thank you and good luck to all of us.

  39. I had a rectocele and a cystocele in May 2006.Dr used Surgipro Mesh and Tutoplast Dermis for the surgery. I developed Lichen Sclerosus after the surgery. Sex life has not been the same since, the Dr said he had to take me up some which has caused painful sex ! my skin is so thin from I guess the Lichen sclerosus that i bleed every time it is very uncomfortable for me. I also have a smell i did not have before. I did contact one attorney they said they could not help me and that they suggest if i intend to pursue it further i should do so expeditiously, as time to file is limited, but did not give me a statute of limitation. Dr also put me on Premarin cream has not helped much.I’ve back to the Dr. a few times always says looks good , but what else would you expect them to say !!!! thanks for listening

  40. I had the surgery in 2008 and have in the past 3 months been in severe pain. I ended up at the ER where they did CT scan. They could not find anything but the pain continued. There are days in which the pain stops me in my tracks. I have had several appointments with my OBGYN, he referred my to another OBGYN who does these surgeries. He did a cystogram and advised me that the mesh had shrunk instead of stretching and was pressing in on the left side of the uretha narrowing the opening. He suggested trying to stretch the mesh back out which I understand is very very painful. If he cant stretch it he will go in and cut it. This is terrible, if he cuts it I will be back to urinary incontinence which is crazy after all the pain I have been through. We deserve better than this and I believe they should be held responsible.

  41. I HAVE A MESH SLING DONE BECAUSE MY BLADDER WAS FALLING OUT AND DIDNT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH LEAKAGE UNLESS I COUGHTED AND NOW MY BLADDER HAS SPASSAMS AND I LEAK ALL THE TIME,HAVE TO WEAR PADS ,GOING BACK TO DR TOMORROW TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE.

  42. i had surgery about 2011 april and how do you no u got the wrong one there are alot of different kinds out there so far i am good it actully fixed my prombles and i am doing great

  43. I too have the same problems as many of u women on here. My sling was implanted in 2008 & a cystocele repir done. The bladder sling has failed & caused my bladder to drop again causing another cystocele. I am scheduled for a 2nd surgery in the morning 3-23-2012, I contacted a lawyer from the advertisement & the immediately started sending me out papers to sign & questionaires, My advice too all of u is to contact an attorney over this class action lawsuit, Dont know about the statute of limitations but if u file before they take it too court then they should take ur case & add u in their lawsuit…The more people they get, the more money they make…It’s worth a shot & never give up even if we have to start a petition to get the statute of limitations changed for cases like ours…God bless u all, my thoughts & prayers are with you…

  44. I had a permanant bladder lift mesh sling and wall reconstruction between vagina and colon in 05. I didn’t have urge incontinence at the time only some stress incontinence. Since the surgery I have urge incontinence with no control. Wear pads everyday and have accidents where the pads don’t work. Never go anywhere unless I know where the bathrooms are. I am going to have another surgery to clip the mesh sling so it takes pressure off the uretha. This is just the beginning. There will be other surgeries to try and fix all this. I am also on a vaginal cream. Didn’t know about this until I recently saw info on TV regarding this. I wish everyone the very best. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  45. This is the frist site I have found that have women that have had surgery back as far as I have. I had my bladder sling put in in 2003 at the same time as I had my hysterectomy. I had pain and leaking from the first day. I had never leaked before the surgery but the doctors said I would have problem if it was not done.Now wear heavy pads all the time. The second surgery was in 2005 to remove rope like scaring in the vaginal wall. This was suppose to end the pain, that did not happen. I was told to live with it that nothing could be done. It has just gotten worse over the years. When the warning came out, I thought it was to late for me. But thanks to my family telling me to look into it. I started to do research and got into touch with a lawyer who took my case. That was two month ago. It was getting so I could not set and more pain, so went back to the same doctor. I just went in to get the sling taken out ten days ago the doctor who put it in said he could do it. He cut me open and told by my sister not me that he could not find it. He will not talk to me. Still in the same pain. But finding a lot more imformation I wish I had known about before a week ago. One thing is not very many doctors can remove them. Still looking with hope.

  46. Had surgery done for bladder sling and bowels sling in 1991 have had problems for 3 yrs now…now what do i do?

  47. i have had bladder surgey and it tuck up where i pee on my self and i still hurt from it what do i do i need some info please.. it has been about 3 or 4 years now and still have prolbems with ty for the help

  48. I had hysterectomy and bladder lift surgery in late 04 and now I am expierienceing shooting nerve pain to my vagina and also pelvic pain when I walk to much. It stops me dead in my tracks when it happens. Now if I sit to long and get up I walk like I am 65 years old. I thought it was a hernia at first but I know now it has to be the mesh. The surgery was great in the begining but now not so much. Has anyone felt that shooting pain? I have no idea if I have the recalled mesh so I guess I should start there… :(

  49. I had the sling put in i believe in 2003 for prolapse and severe sexual pain the doctor said it would releave me of the pain within 9 mos i was noticing pelvic pain and just out of the blue had a very severe attack on my abdomen my whole lower abdomen and groins filled with pain and then numbness i set up a appointment with that doctor and he examined me and said the work done had flipped and fallen that that was why i went thru all the pain and numbness probably but nothing was ever done about it now i am still in allot of pain had to have bowel surgery and in pain from scar tissue and pelvic inflamitory and sex it very painfull i have had incontinance problems since as well that i have discussed since that surgery with doctors we should be able to sue for the pain i am only 40 now and should not have to be suffering with all these complications.

  50. I’m still not seeing information on a statute of limitations. I had my first POP repair in 2001, followed by a cystocele repair including a mesh sling in 2008, a rectocele repair in 2009, a partial reversal in 2010. Now I leak constantly, haven’t been able to have intercourse since my last surgery. Mesh abraded causing great pain and bleeding. Skin too thin to try another surgery so I’m just left here with my quality of life compromised for the rest of my life. Has it been too long for me to get any resolution?

  51. Since having a rectoseal repair where mesh was used I have many large purple circles mainly on my arms and inner thighs that do not itch , no doctor has been able to treat this with any success. Could this possibility be from an allergy to the mesh?

  52. at the Canadian Victims of Transvaginal Mesh Complications we have compiled our research and Diane Fichter has put it together in a blog so you can read it, and print some of it out to take to your doctors. I have lawyered up and so should all of you….. the staute of limitations in Canada started from discovery of the problem , not when the surgery was done… I hope that is the same for you American ladies……..there is no amount of money that can restore the quality of our lives but there should be compensation so we can access the best medical intervention we can get at the expense of the manufacturers. Hang on to hope and join support groups like ours for your dark days. hugs from Nonie

  53. My heart breaks for all you ladies. I had the POP & SUI surgery in 2005. I knew something was wwrong the first time my husband and I were intimate. After 3 years I finaly had to say something to my family doctor due to my family coming apart, and she used the word ” DYSPARENIA”. I couldn’t pronounce it so she explained it to me. I had problems one after another compounded. Each doctor woud give me some off the wall excuse ( they don’t won’t to look dumb), I needed the truth. So, I went back to the urologist and gyn. in 2008 to the ones who performed the surgery. I had 4 surgeries in one ). They didn’t mentioned any word about the FDA warings with the mesh, nor could they find anything wrong with me. In fact the gyn. had such a narcissistic attitudel ( you would not believe me if I told you some of his bedside comments, although he did tell my husband He gave him back a 16 year old) I refused to let him make me think this pain is in my head. He made several uncanny remarks. My last visit with him was in 2008. I refuse to never let him touch me again. I have had surgery again from the urologist. I stay in constant lower left pelvic pain radiating to my lower back. My right leg stays numb, I have had two mental breakdowns, had to see phycologist. infections, and forget having an intimate relationship with my husband. and the POP & SUI has returned. I feel my blatter in the vagina. I have severe gastrointestinal problems. I am in the process of being seen by the gastro.dr and surgeon while they discuss taking my colon out, I had the rectocele also which will justify this surgery.. This is not going to happen ladies. I’m not a cadaver to practice on..Not only am I able to have sex with my husband now I be unable to use the bathroom normaly. If you will notice, when you visit so many different doctors trying to get an answer each one has a different diagnosis .Should you detect anger in my message, you are correct. Don’t let the statue so limitations scare you either. I didn’t even know law suits were available until I was looking for information from the FDA and a law firm popped up and contacted them and they put me in contact with a law firm handling Boston -Scientific Lynx. So don’t give up and let these manufactoring companies win. I blame the FDA for their failure to recall these products. The doctors were making millions off of these products, and they can’t be touched. One more thing. Most of these doctors were not properly trained on how to insert those probes. We don’t know how our tissuses were torn or mutilated.

  54. I had a hystorectomy in May 2006 along with placement of the mesh bladder sling. I had 6 pregnancies, 3 C-sections and 3 misscarriages. It took a toll on my bladder and I was starting to leak. It had worked wonderfully up until about 6 months ago. my fiance told me he could feel something in my Vagina and I was starting to have some sharp pains during intercourse on the right side. Besides that I thought I had a UTI because I always felt the need to urinate and when I did go I couldnt get empty. My Doctor said there was a significant amount of blood in my urine and could feel the mesh midline in my vagina. Upon trying to get a catheter put in for a “clean catch” it was discovered that there is a blockage in my urethra. I had an ultrasound today and surgery has been scehduled for August 1st to remove the sling and re-construct my Urethra. They have to go in abdominally and transvaginally to get all the mesh. I am told I will be at home with a catheter in for up to 3 weeks. I have no time off. This will kill me financially, not to mention I am getting married in July… :( The makers of these slings need to pay up! I cant afford this and the pain is ridiculous.

  55. I had vaginal prolapse and bladder suspension Feb 2, 2011. I have had problems since the anesthesia wore off from day one. I was in a five year relationship and could not be intimate with my partner because of the pain, the odor, and the continous infections. My ex started sleeping around and caused a breakup between us. I don’t leave my house unless I’m going to a doctor’s appointment or to the grocery store for something and then I’m back at home. My self-esteem has gone astray and I have no social life. I’ve had accidents due to being unable to hold my urine, got treated for infections with flagyl, which I’ve been taking since the surgery and the infections keeps coming back. I am a 46 year old former active mother of three, who has no life now because of this surgery. I don’t know what to do. I’ve tried another doctor who is now sending me to Wake Medical Center for observation and diagnosis. I pray to God that they can fix my problem and I can go back to living a normal life. The new doctor says there is a possibility I may have to get the vaginal sling removed.

  56. I had mesh/sling surgery in 2010, and have just started having all the the symptoms that the rest of youall are having, when does the statue of limitations run out, or have anyone found any results of anyone winning their case, this is rediculous, that so many women are having the same side effects and there is nothing we can do, have anyone talked to an attourney yet, what were your findings or is the site another one of these sites for advertisement, why cant we get help, i bet if we did a march on the FDA we will get the information that we need and narrow these problems. LOTS OF PAIN

  57. Don’t you find it odd that women are the only ones suffering from this problem and most men don’t give a crap? So you have surgery and return to the doctor time after time to complain with problems. Honestly, do you expect a doctor to volunteer information about what might be the cause of the problem? I have had my gallbladder, appendix, ovarian cysts, and, finally, my ovaries removed in an effort to get rid of the pain. Early on I told my gyno I had pain with sex in any position other than flat on my back. I explained that I didn’t think this was normal. His response was “don’t do it in any other position”. Yes, he is a true gem. Now that I, as many of you, have lived with this for years we are told the statue of limitations is up. Okay, so when did it begin? When the surgery was performed? When we began having problems? When we were last treated for the problem? When a doctor finally admitted that this might be the problem? When, I ask you? People exposed to asbestos twenty years prior to being diagnosed are still eligible to be compensated for the exposure. What is even more incredible is that they don’t even have to go to court. They only have to receive a diagnosis. Could that be because most of patients were men? Women we have to stand together. We should be writing everyone possible, including, the doctors who failed to inform us of the problem. There are elections to elect the law makers who find this fair. I suggest we develop a group to poll them on their opinion of the statue of limitations in these cases. Then we publish those findings!

  58. No, slight baddler leaks after swimming is not normal for a person your age. Please call your family physician, and get an appointment with a urologist. If needed, there is a simple surgery that can stop urine leakage, and you may be a candidate for that. Good luck!References :

  59. I h Lot # 93400200
    I .had a Supris Suprapubic Sling (Coloplast) implanted in August, 2011.
    I have had numerous visits to my urologist, Gynecologist and my family physician since I had this sling implanted. I have had UTI’s, (lots of them), I have had e-coli, I have had headaches, kidney infections. Sharp pains that feel like they are shooting up into me. Pain during intercourse, I have lots of scar tissue, The sling was extruded through my vagina. It feels like chicken wire. I have had bleeding. I have had part of the sling trimmed away 4 mo. after implanted, I got pneumonia afterwards from anesthesia. Every time I had the mesh sling trimmed more extrusion. I finally had to have it removed because it was causing more problems then I previously had. Now I have all of the other problems that having it implanted caused. I also have had so many UTI’s that I am going to be placed on antibiotic as a maintenance prevention for UTI’s. FYI: I was told that Coloplast has had no problems with there slings, I found out that was no true. Besides the fact of having all the physical problems it is very humiliating and embarrassing.

  60. I am afraid to even go to the doctor:-( I had the vaginal mesh in 2010 and have been in and out of the hospital and Doctor offices evry since. IMy bladder is not right ,I have migraines, I can’t sleep, afraid of sex because it hurts now, it is affecting my job, my pay,my life was really changed. I dont trust doctors now afraid they may not know what they are doing so I pray hard when I am going. I have to go to Atlanta Ga Nov 14 to check my other organs. My uterus is gone and I am 35 now with four kids ages 5,7,8,and 14 so I need to be here for them in good health ,never thought I would go through this.

  61. In 2011, I discussed with my regular gynecologist about issues with stress urinary incontinence. This was followed up with a urodynamic evaluation, in which the diagnosis was stress incontinence. I was then referred to a urogynecologist in Sept of 2011. During the consultation, the urogynecologist informed me of a pinched bladder and recommended bladder repair in addition to the TVT (not the TVT secur). I told her that I was only interested in the TVT, not bladder repair (since I was not experiencing any problems with the bladder-i.e. bugle, fullness, discomfort or pain). She said she would not perform the TVT without the bladder repair and that it only added 10 extra minutes during surgery. Since my regular gynecologist’s wife also used her services and she came highly recommended, I went ahead with the surgery in Nov. 2011. Results from the surgery: complete failure. The surgery cured my stress incontinence, HOWEVER, it gave me something much worse, and I now have urge urinary incontinence (de novo incontinence). I have been on antibiotic for an entire year, the minute I stop the Rx, the UTI comes back immediately with strong odor (no other symptoms). I cannot control the leakage of urine when the urge hits, so I wear pads EVERY DAY. I have around ten – twelve urge episodes per day. The urogynecologist has offered me pee pills, but I refuse to take them. I was in physical therapy for six months, this only helped me with techniques on what to do once the urge hits, not stopping the urge from happening in the first place. Now that a year has passed, the urogynecologist has recommended a CT scan and another cystoscopy. The CT scan showed nothing and the cystoscopy is scheduled for next week. I also found out recently, that during surgery the doctor performed a posterior colporrhaphy repair and this was not discussed before the surgery. I would like to go back and have my stress urinary incontinence back. I am so humiliated and embarrassed that I had this done to me.

  62. I too had organ prolapse, bladder repair surgery in april!!!! I am.having a pressure pain, like I am going to give birth! !!!! I have sharp pain inside vagina, and terrible leakage or the oppisite where it takes me bending forward or standing up to.empty my bladder!! I had to self cath for at least a month with utiery week!!!!!! I have migraines everyday and severe bloating! I had knee surgery recently and I am having severe pain down both legs………………the doctors are puzzled but I am beginning to wonder if its this surgery??? What a mess!!!! There has to be some kind of recourse!!!! Its robbing many of us of a normal.life and ending up jobless!!!! Someone MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!!!! WHY ARE THEY STILL using this??????????????????? Prayers to all

  63. i had the transobturator sling system put in 2011 after an injury, then this year i had a revision because of the pain. i just have a question dose any one know why they would put a expiration date on the sling.

  64. I had rectocele, cystocele, and vaginal wall repair done in March 2012. Same story about horrible pain so severe sexual intercourse is worse than childbirth and my husband can’t even get in all the way. I’m horrified of the surgery outcome my recent consult have suggested I need, as they don’t seem very confident I’ll get any relief from the pain. In addition to the TVT mesh, they used some “mesh” to repair the vagina, and finally sewed up the opening and the entire wall so that one doctor said ” a normal vagina in someone your age is a “4″, whereas you are a “1″ now. And it will only get smaller as you age.
    Additionally, it feels like cut glass or 80 grit sandpaper when my husband tries to move inside me. I tried to hide the pain but I just couldn’t and now it’s ruining our intimacy and mental health.
    I totally trusted my doctors [husband wife team- obgyn/urologist- who gave me no indication I should be concerned about the surgery.

  65. My urologist used prolene mesh in my POP enterocele and cystocele
    repair through my vagina. Surgery done June 19,2012 since I’ve had bleeding problems, incontenence, had to self cath to retrain my bladder.
    Very embarrassing and painful incident in intimate moment. I screamed the same time he did. His organ had a scratch while I felt like something was tearing me apart. No sex, no intimacy. Constant pain and cramping
    if I move the wrong way. Now my bladder works ok but I actually feel the mesh. Dr. said for me to take siitz baths and learn to relax. I have an option live with it or take it out. He said get through the holidays and next appointment tell him my decision. The he said my stitches had not
    completely disolved and I needed more time to heal , if I would relax I would heal quicker.So what happens if he takes it out. I’m worried. Someone please tell if you have experienced my situation.

  66. Had the bladder lift in 2006, from that day on my nightmare started!! I was told I could go back to work within 2 days … Well I couldn\’t walk for 2 weeks!! My inner thighs were in so much pain.. Felt like my legs were stretched up and around my neck sideways!! I called my dr and I all I got was pain pills and a dr note to stay home for 2 wks..after I went to work it was a uti every month, I didn\’t associate it with the sling because I assumed it was on the outside of my bladder…. My pcp kept encouraging me to go to a urologist.. I finally did after about a year of problems…in and out of my pcp office. Hospial er… Urgent care, im sure they knew me by name….my period also stopped immediately after the procedure.. I was only 44. When I went to the urologist several tests were done and to my surprise the dr that performed the surgery \”installed the lift too high\”. Therefore stretching my urethra (which is only about an inch long) to the point that my urine could barely come out and urine was getting backed up!!! No wonder I couldn\’t walk for 2 weeks!!!!! 2nd surgery was to \”cut\” down a couple of strings to drop it a bit… Well now I can\’t hold my urine in… It\’s worse than before… I have been on antibiotics for over4 years for maintenance and now my infections is resistant to 2 of them. I am in constant throbbing pain, haven\’t had sex with my husband in over a year, before that only 3 times in a year. I could not bear the pain. I live from day to day with pain pills confined to my home! My quality of life is worse than an 80 year old!! I can\’t lift anything with out feeling a \”tuggin\” inside of me… Can\’t walk up my stairs in my home without my urethra tugging inside. I am sure this sling is rotting my insides… I feel the pain every day, I smell horrible when I stop antibiotics.. I cry all the time! I have no medical insurance so I live in the emergency rooms now. I have retained an attorney, and have called them asking for resources for help and they don\’t have any!! They are going to benefit from my pain and they can\’t refer me to anyone!! They are also insensitive….I would love to find some attorney that knows what I am going through… There is so much to mention that there is not enough time to write it all down…. I WANT THIS THING OUT OF MY BODY!!!

  67. I have SPARC sling by AMS and have erosion and infection with surgery scheduled shortly. Why can AMS still advertise on their websites that complications are rare. The FDA has clearly determined that the complications are NOT rare and informed the manufacturers of this. How can AMS get away with this?
    “Inflammation and irritation may occur after surgery. Although rare, some of the most severe risks associated with sling procedures are infection, erosion and vessel or urethra perforation.”
    FDA states the following:
    “The FDA is issuing this update to inform you that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare. This is a change from what the FDA previously reported on Oct. 20, 2008. “

  68. I had a #2 prolene mesh used as bladder support along with hysterectomy in Sept. 1996 .. within 30 days horrible uti infections .. escalating years .. now diagnosed with LUPUS .. these gyn. docs were not properly trained to do these procedures .. woke up in recovery .. going into shock .. doc said he thought he punctured bowel .. then a week after going home returned to ER for extensive bleeding .. continue to have infections ..painful intercourse .. attorneys will not touch my case due to statue of limitations .. even though I have some of my records ..LIFE will never be the same!!

  69. I had my cystocele repair in 2000 where the Capio Suture Passing device (Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit) was used from the manufacture Boston Scientific. I immediately started having UTI’s and the results were always “contamination” I was on antibiotics more than off them and had severe back and pelvic pain. My bladder felt like it was on fire. My physician sent me to a urologist where I would have liquid medication (DMSO) therapy monthly injected via a catheter and put on antibiotic propholactically. My urine always had rare white blood cells and microscopic red blood cells. I continued to work a full time job and soon became hypersensetive to various scents. Started having syncopal episodes at work and was taken by ambulance more times than I can count. I eventually had to leave my place of employment. I was now diagnosed with Asthma. My muscles in my arms and legs became weak and sent to a neurologist where a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia was made. It has been one diagnosis after antoher for me over the last 12 years since the implantation of my mesh. Through it all not one single doctor recommended the removal of the monster “mesh” or that it could be the cause of my health issues. A light went on when I heard the commercial of it’s dangers and felt not so alone anymore when I read others were going through the same horrors as me. I recently had my mesh removed with about 80 percent gone. Need major surgery to remove the remaining 20 percent. I was shocked when I found out the mesh had wings and plastic legs and a biologic graft was used. I had no idea this was in me and I am extremely upset to be used as a rat for an experiment. You may have taken away my quality of life but my spirit is not broken!!!

  70. In 2005 I agreed to a partial hysterectomy recommended by my Doctor when I went in for a bladder sling. He put in a mesh while doing the bladder sling, he also reconstructed my rectum as it had fallen down. Since then I have had UTI after UTI, bowel incontinence (at work and other public places), painful intercourse (causing me to lose my husband). Urination would take me 30 to 60 seconds to complete. There are a score other nasty complications also. In 2008 had ovaries with cysts removed, another bladder sling done and massive scar tissue from first surgery removed. Still having problems. Tried to find a lawyer online but no one would touch it. Have been on my own since 2008 and am so devastated by all this that I have been too scared to have any kind of relationship with a man that I have basically a hermit, by this I mean I have gone to work and then home to no one for the last 5 years. Is there anyone who can help?

  71. I had my sling put in Nov 2010…2 days after surgery I was in ICU with life threatening infection…My abdomen looked like I had a basketball in it…I had several more surgeries to repair and remove the sling..I was in the hispital 28 days and had a wound vac with a tube hanging out of me for 2 months.sucking out infection…GOOD GRIEF…I have incontinence worse then before..badly prolapsed bladder…sex is painful and usually impossible..this thing ruined me and came very close to killing me…I am suing the bastards for what they did to me….my heart breaks for all of you women who like me are suffering :( I wish I could help you all …Deb

  72. I can not believe my eyes!!!! I am in tears…..for so long I have felt alone in all of this. I am in pain and have been for too long. I had my first of many surgeries in 2004, but in 2010 a device created to better my life was used and well…..here we all are…i am saddened to read that there women who may not receive the help they so desperately need and deserve due to statute of limitations…i feel guilty and relieved at the same time. You are all in my prayers and i do believe that justice will be served in one way or another…..

  73. My life has been hell since 2008 when they put the boston scientific sling in me. I am completely incontinent now and also my bowel. I am a young athletic women and I wear diapers. I have not had sex since they damaged me so bad. I am now laying in a hospital bed
    I almist died from appendcitis and I have so much pain I didn’t notice the pain my doctor said would have most people on their knees. Mypelvic floor is littered with the mesh. I am wondering if this caused the appendicitis. All doctors are very reluctant to help. One female er doctor said she thought the migration of the mesh might be the problem. Is it too late for me to get an attorney ? This surgery has ruined me in so many ways, unspeakable shame.

  74. This is a shame on America, that women are suffering severly and cannot go to these companies because of these cases to find out what happened infections, , damage to other parts of their bodies, the mesh going into their intestines, , etc more, Being allowed to speak bluntly about what is so embarrassing to speak on internet, and why, .

    WITHOUT BEING A FURTHER GUINEA PIG AND GOING THROUGH MORE HELL DAMAGES AND INFECTIONS AND MNO ONE EXPLAINING WHAT IS GOING ON. how their bodies went down so fast, and feeling 10 or more years olderr than they did before implanted with mesh, . NOT 1, AFTER OVER 4 LONG YEARS OF SUFFERING, ANOTHER SURGERY AND MESH SRTILL PROTRUDING OUT, INSIDE, NO ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS, HOSPITALS . WHY? tHIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO FOR THE REST OF OUR LIFE , SOME HAVE DIED , HOW LONG WILL IT KILL MORE WOMEN, IS THAT WHY COURTS ARE DRAGGING SO THE DOCTORS AND STATES GET TO ENJOY WHAT THE COMPANIES MADE IN BILLIONS ON THIS (WANTING TO CUSS) MESH.

    MINE CANNOT BE REMOVED IT HAS GOT INTO MY BOWELS AND INTESTINES, , THE SMELL OF INFECTIONS COMSTANTLY WHICH WAS NOT THERE BEFORE THE MESH. i WANT TO KNOW BEFORE i DIE, DAMN THE CARNAVAL THE RICH HAVE MADE OUT OF THIS , THIS IS DRAGGING OVER 4 YEARS IS TOO LONG, AND THEY KNOW IT.

    THE ONLY ONES THAT WILL LIVE WILL BE THE RICH NURSES AND DOCTORS THAT HAVE CASES , THAT IMPLANTED THE MESH AND HAD IT REM,OVED IN A YEAR OR 2 OR LESS, WHILE OTHERS HAVE SUFFERED AND DIED, DAMN THIS FRAUD MESS IN COURTS OF THE RICH. this needs to be stopped, so many have not gone through hell as others have and suffered, begging for medication anti biotics to fight infections, ,

    HELP MEANS i NEED A DOCTOR TO KEEP ME COMFORTABLE AND ANTI BIOTICS i have got to havbe, 1 doctor that her clinic said she could not see me , was the best Ii FOUND AND YET SHE SAID SHE DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE TO REMOVE OR HELP. . MEDICAL SHOULD BE ANGRY WITH THE COMPANIES NOT THE WOMEN THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH HELL AND WILL THE REST OF THEIR LIFE FOR THEIR COLLEAGUES LYING TO PATIENTS.

    THEY ARE IN THE WRONG PROFESSION IF THEY DO NOT TRY TO A LEAST HELP THESE WOMEN WITH MEDICATION , KNOWING IT CANNOT BE REMOVED WITHOUT MORE SEVERE DAMAGE.

    A NIGHTMARE TO LIVE FOR A HUMAN BEING WITH THOSE THEY TRUSTED AND LIED TO THEM,, , HARD TO TRUST AGAIN.

  75. I had a LAVH TVT and bladder sling 2/11…I am 46 and wish I never had this done. I can not have sex due to pain tearing and bleeding my doctor cut my vaginal cuff at two in a half inches left me no more I found this out when I went to see a urologist for chronic UTI’S…I also am so depressed it hurt to sit to long or bike ride…my mesh is erroding and I have been told I need more surgery. I am unable to live a normal life any longer due to constant pain and discomfort I feel my life is over.

  76. I had my mesh sling surgery done april of 2011 and been having experiencing symptoms. Was not sure if it had anything to do with the mesh sling.I have been back and forth to see my family doctor with recurring UTI’s have been treated but they keep coming back.I have also seen the surgeon who performed the surgery with a rash and being raw down below. He gave me medication it cleared it up but once I finished the meds it came back again.I did look up on the computer what the medicine was to treat and it said it treats allergic reactions.I did go back to see the surgeon when the reaction happened again and asked him about this could I be having a reaction to the mesh and he said NO. So time has gone by and I am still having the same symptoms I have been unable to have a relationship with my husband since I had the surgery.I do not know what to do because the surgeon I see about these issues keeps telling me that it is not a reaction to the mesh and keeps treating me with medication. I do not want to have to keep taking med’s the rest of my life.So what am I to do this is so embarrasing to talk about with anyone (doctors) and they do not check to see if it could be caused by the sling. ANY ADVISE ANYONE.

  77. The way I understand it the statute of limitations is ten years. I contacted a law firm in Houston, Texas that I saw on T.V. My bladder prolapse surgery was done in 2003 and the deadline to file is June 1of this year. So if you haven’t already please do so immediately!!! Good luck to all of us! And I guess it’s nice to know that there is others out there that share our grief and pain and suffering-right?????

  78. I had my hysterectomy in 1987 and Ive hard time getting my medical rrcords. The doctor has pass. And they only keep records for ten years. I’ve and another surgery on me in 2002. I had trouble with my bladder and BAD pain. My bladder has drop again. And other organ had to be put back. Now I have a hole in my bladder. The doctor said this will be a sugery that require planning with other doctor. Please tell how it is we can’t find out more about what thay do to us in surgery and any help. Please tyu God bless you all.

  79. I am realizing that what I thought I was alone with, many women are suffering. What is being done, and what can we do for our own health & well being? Is anyone informed as to what is going on and if they can “fix” this? My entire life is on hold now.

  80. in response to Peg, I believe, do not worry, I heard that it depends on which state you live in. I heard that the statute of limitations will be 2 years from when a reasonable person should have gotten medical help. Each state is different. I am worried because I dont know what to expect from here out.

  81. Linda (I\’m sure) the statute is not 10 years. It is 2 years from the onset of symptoms, so if you need to do it as soon as possible, not all cases will qualify, so be careful who you talk to, they all want u to sign on Then later they\’ll say sorry, u dont qualify, so check around first.

  82. Hi everyone, i had my ivs in 2005. It seemed fine for a year probably, but reading some of your cases it wasnt. I had pains down low like a sharp knife cutting. (its hard to describe) from then i have UTI’s on and off constantly. Tired very tired pains down my legs and in my lower back constant bad heads the list goes on. My procedure was “ment to be” a microwave ablation of my uterus, and a bladder sling. When i woke up they ended up having to give me a hystorectomy, they said it was because the microwave burnt through my womb accidentally. but reading more about the sling i wonder whether it wasnt that part that did it but the sling being put in that did it, then the doc was covered under complications of microwave ablation. (its hard to explain) anyway i have gained weight, im getting alot of pain in my stomach, under my ribs in the bottom of left and right pelvis. i feel swollen everywhere. i look about 7 months preg. i tried to get up off the floor last night the the pain was horrific, i ended up having to lie back down. wait for pain to go and roll over. i felt like such an idiot. i have had ultrasound for kidneys, they thought i had ovarian cancer (i thank god i dont) and i feel like such a liar. i have given up going to the doctors. but now i have read all this i maybe going back. problem is this procedure was done in New Zealand. However i now live the England most of the time and America regular. America is for medical treatment for my little girl who is ill. Anyway New Zealand is were you have no right to sue. (government made sure of that) i also can not track down the doctor that did it. so at least i can find out what one she used. im at a loss dont no what to do. hope everyone is doing well.

  83. Hi everyone, i had my ivs in 2005. It seemed fine for a year probably, but reading some of your cases it wasnt. I had pains down low like a sharp knife cutting. (its hard to describe) from then i have UTI’s on and off constantly. Tired very tired pains down my legs and in my lower back constant bad heads the list goes on. My procedure was “ment to be” a microwave ablation of my uterus, and a bladder sling. When i woke up they ended up having to give me a hystorectomy, they said it was because the microwave burnt through my womb accidentally. but reading more about the sling i wonder whether it wasnt that part that did it but the sling being put in that did it, then the doc was covered under complications of microwave ablation. (its hard to explain) anyway i have gained weight, im getting alot of pain in my stomach, under my ribs in the bottom of left and right pelvis. i feel swollen everywhere. i look about 7 months preg. i tried to get up off the floor last night the the pain was horrific, i ended up having to lie back down. wait for pain to go and roll over. i felt like such an idiot. i have had ultrasound for kidneys, they thought i had ovarian cancer (i thank god i dont) and i feel like such a liar. i have given up going to the doctors. but now i have read all this i maybe going back. problem is this procedure was done in New Zealand. However i now live the England most of the time and America regular. America is for medical treatment for my little girl who is ill. Anyway New Zealand is were you have no right to sue. (government made sure of that) i also can not track down the doctor that did it. so at least i can find out what one she used. im at a loss dont no what to do.

  84. I had bladder sling surgery on May 17, 2013 for bladder leakage. As of today, I have not had any bladder leakage.However, I have constant heaviness and pressure on my vaginal area. I can feel a protrusion on the back of my vagina which I assume is a rectole. Also, I feel very tight inside and swelled. Now that I am almost 17 weeks post surgery, if this is swelling from my surgery as my doctor says, I think it should have gone away. He does not acknowledge that there is a problem. He is a urologist and and seems to only care about the stopping of the leakage. I am not sure what to do! ?

  85. I had a Hysterectomy and bladder sling on April 23,2008 for stress urinary incontinence,uterine prolapse, wetting myself. They call my Tran vaginal taping or TVT. From day one I could not pee until my bladder was all the way full and no more wetting so I thought this was normal. Then as time went on some days get up and pee a little and still full bladder go drink for a while then it would empty. Some days all day long pee a little bladder empty just pee every little bit a little bladder empty. Then this year started with a rubbing and a sticking down there and my clothes just hurt to be touching me get raw just by wiping with toilet paper. Then when I seen it on T.V. it starting making since I got a lawyer he looking over things now but I bet I went to long. Just not right there should not be a statute of limitations every person is different and some times it\\\’s takes a while for you to say something just not right you don\\\’t want to be to quick to say something wrong and really I thought you could not sue the doctor so you get what you get had no idea you could come back on bad part. I hurt down there to. Got my records went to another doctor knowing not to go to the same one who done it he was not going to tell me the truth. The doctor I did go to check down there he said he could feel it and made me bleed he said that what he put in his people gave me cream to take for 6 months see him again in 3 months. He checking for infection I feel like I\\\’m getting one but don\\\’t burn when I pee get relieve for a while till my bladder starts filling up again then it comes back. My doctor also say my hormones my be out of balance I wanted it out he said be last resort try treat problems first because it been there to long tissue done grow through and over it and he might do more damage then good he said he could put a whole in bladder, intestines or urethra or vaginal wall to late done got that one no sex don\\\’t hurt but I bet it next. I\\\’m pissed I\\\’d like to have back wetting my self now it might cost me my life one day.no one ever let some one put something in you without tons of looking into what they putting in you please don\\\’t trust your doctor no matter how long you use him or her it\\\’s your life. Any way anybody know how we can get together and fight this for our daughters,. I with y\\\’all.

  86. I have contacted a legal firm for my continuing problem of urinary incontinence. pelvic pain, urinary infections, leg cramping., and unable to have sexual intercourse due to pain which has affected our relationship. . I have been to a urologist three times, gastroenterologist twice and I have been given antibiotics, pain relievers, but doctor will state the problem. I had a J&J gynecare tvt sling implanted in 2003. One urologist stated after placing a camera in my bladder she had never seen something like this in her 30 years of practice. She felt I had diverticulitis and treated me with levaquin and pain medication. I followed up with 2 other doctors trying to find an answer to what was going on with me but it was 4 months after the 2 severe episodes I had in the past year from 2012 and 2013. Presently for now, I cannot have intercourse due to pain , recurring urinary incontinence to be treated by an oral medication which I am not sure I want to take do to it being a new drug. I feel the doctors are avoiding the issue at hand and reluctant to identify what is really wrong with me. As I sit here writing this blog, I am have lower left groin pain. Soooooo I question our medical pros in the field of doctors and companies if they are there for us or the money.

  87. In April of 2012 I had a AMS sling put in me. Right away I noticed pain. I had UTI\\\’s (something I never ever had in my life before this) bladder infection and lots and lots of pain. I was also told I had IC. I did not. I was catherized at least 1 once a week to handle this condition for almost 6 months. Sex was out of the question as was all of my activities due to pain. I tried to work during all of this. However, due to the pain and frustration I was not a good worker. Finally a friend told me to go see someone else since the doctor who put this in tried to blame everything else. The minute I saw my new doctor he said the mesh was causing the pain and infections and had to come out. That was March of 2013. A year and a half of hell. Since the removal I have had constant pain due to muscle damage. I have lost work due to this and have had so many doctor appointments I cant stand it anymore. No one seems to be able to help me and I have been told I will have to live with this pain the rest of my life!!! OMG, my family time has pretty much stopped, I wasnt able to do much this summer and my marriage is in trouble. How do we put a dollar amount on this? How much is all of this hell worth. I can\\\’t seem to get an answer to this. When someone literly takes your life away how do they decide how much that is worth? A judge out in Virginia decides if I get paid back for all of this. I don\\\’t think I will ever be able to keep a job again. I have back issues and can\\\’t stand long periods so I have to have a job where I sit, which causes pain in my groin and pelvic area. What if AMS files bankruptcy then what!! we say to bad how sad now go live your life in poverty because you cant collect anything from the big medical companies??!! They took my life away. will they ever have to pay? I am upset and lost and all I have been told is I have to just wait and see what happens in court. Meanwhile my bills pile up, my marriage is all but over and I am left with only pain. How can anyone get away with this. I believe every woman should be paid even if their company has to take loans out to do it. Please pray for me to win against my company and I will pray for all the women out there who have also been hurt.

  88. I am stunned and saddened by all of our stories. I too had a hysterectomy in 2000. Months later I told my doctor I was feeling very dizzy and sick, he told me to go on a cruise with my husband and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”quit over-feeling my body\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”. Well months later I wound up in the E.R. with a partial bowel obstruction because staples had gotten loose and pulled my intestines together. Unfortunately after these surgeries I was told all organs prolapsed. I too had a bladder lift, rectal repair. Immediately I noticed a multiple bladder stream. My vaginal vault has never been the same, urine goes into my bladder, and my rectum has prolapsed again. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ve had approximately 4 partial bowel obstructions, repeated infections, bacterial and yeast, and now my bladder holds 1200 cc\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s of urine and is backing into my kidneys. My electrolytes are always off. For years and years, I went to doctors who ignored me, and the symptoms I was having. I noticed a few years ago a stool that looked like it was wrapped like a rib roast and no one could tell me what it was, and they dismissed it, but that\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s when my rectum really prolapsed again. Now I read for the first time, that they use rectal meshes. As with all of you, I am looking for a solution, and trying to find doctors that understand this issue. I was told that mesh was not used in the bladder lift, so therefore I didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t have a case for the lawsuit. My life too, has changed so dramatically. I was always so active and busy with my wonderful family, but in the last couple years I can barely function. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t drive anymore because the pressure is causing my heart to race…and also due to the dehydration my blood pressure is off and I cannot count on my vision. I cannot believe how many woman have been hurt by this. I would have gone on a crusade to tell women to avoid these surgeries, had I ever had a confirmation of what was going on in my body. I saw the changes and showed the doctors but it took 7 years for the doctors to realize the lifts were done too tight and have now lead to extreme physical limitations. I believe we should have a voice and some recourse.

  89. In 2009 I have the bladder sling had pain in intercourse my husband’s still complains of feeling it and he gets scratches on him from it. I told the Dr and he laughed at me. Also 1 year to the date I was diagnosis with intetstcystal cystitis( ic) sorry am not a great speller. Still having pain contacted the lawyers on tv still waiting. Now I’m bleeding when I urinated don’t know what this is from. I have a knot where u can feel the mesh. Complain to two Dr s. Ans they say everything is fine. You cannot even push on my pelvic bone from day one. I guess I’ll live with it

  90. I have my ultra sound, this Monday, Oct. O7/ 2013 and then I will have the resuts in 2 weeks.I forgot to tell you that I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to have intercourse for the rest of my life.I’m not sure cause I’m a widow and I never had a boyfriend since his death.I tried to put a tampax once & it hurt so much that not even the tampon could go through.So maybe I won’t be able to be with another man forever/Thank you so much, Carol and I will get back to you, soon.

  91. It’s me, Louise.I wrote to you about this awful surgery.I heard that women also suffers from groin. leg. hip problems and so do I .In fact my family DR. said that I’m gonna have a hip replacement surgery but the waiting list is very long.For the time being I walk with a cane and take pain killers,I ahd 3 more bladder infections in a row,August 13 / Sept. 9 / Sept. 30…/ So now I have all those problems: Urinary Incontinence, Stool Incontinence, Urinary infections, groin, leg hip pain, not to mention that I’m gonna need surgery for hip replacement and as for intercourse, well I won’t have any relationships till I die…What a Life.They should pay a lot for their CRIME and for ruining the lives of so many women out there.Because of their Incompetence we don’t have a life anymore.They should give to all American Women and Canadian women at least the same compensation for what we will have to endure for the rest of our lives.I’m always depressed because I don’t know what to do Should I get this Crap out of my body? They say that they can’t get it all out and we are going to need more surgeries.Or, should I leave it there and do more damages.What is the right question.Nobody knows…Please help me and all women out there.Thank you for all the Lawyers including you for fighting for our rights…

  92. I had a vaginal birth four months ago,my daughter was almost 9 pounds – and I am fairly thin. The labor was way too long and strenuous,(prob. Should have been c section) now I have urinary incontinence, bladder damage, pelvic muscle damage and suffer from horrible pelvic cramps. My urologist recommended this mesh surgery, my quality of life is diminished now, but after hearing all of these stories I’m not sure what to do-I am only 29. I am also pursuing med. Malpractice for damage during labor.

  93. Stacey please think carefully about getting the sling placed. Only at the start of this year I had the sling fitted. After surgery the sling pierced my cervix twice and I ended up with a complete hysterectomy. I had lots of pain and infections my immune system had gone and infection is rife in my body. I am now having stabbing and piercing pain deep in my vagina. I have spent this whole year in pain,in hospital and in mental torment I am due to go on holiday for a family Christmas and don’t think I’ll be able to manage it. To all the ladies if you have the sling it causes more problems that we can imagine. God bless you all and Merry Christmas.

  94. Stacey please think carefully about getting the sling placed. Only at the start of this year I had the sling fitted. After surgery the sling pierced my cervix twice and I ended up with a complete hysterectomy. I had lots of pain and infections my immune system had gone and infection is rife in my body. I am now having stabbing and piercing pain deep in my vagina. I have spent this whole year in pain,in hospital and in mental torment I am due to go on holiday for a family Christmas and don\’t think I\’ll be able to manage it. To all the ladies if you have the sling it causes more problems that we can imagine. God bless you all and Merry Christmas.

  95. Someone tell me what purple circles on arms and thighs has to do with mesh implant. Is this another complication. I am in the same boat as as most of you girls on this web site. Just my breathing puts me, into throbbing,stabbing, burning pain.

  96. Had ophrectomy and bladder sling put in Dec. 2011. Was to have posterior repair that I don’t think was dome. All was done by lap. I have period like discomfort about 50 % of time and difficulty in urinating not completely emptying the bladder. I was told that my bladder was knicked but had an artery bleed after I was sent home that could have killed me had my children had not been there. The artery was also knicked. I was told I could not have sexual relations anymore because of the sling. After numerous UTI’s I refuse to take more antibiotice because I have bad reations to a lot of them. They use cypro. The reason I will not take them right now is because I don’t want to get so used to them that they won’t help me when I REALLY need them. At times the urine just starts to rum down my legs with no urgancy and when I make myself go to the bathroom I have to sit and concentrate for a long time before I can urinate. I try to go to the gathroom at least every 4 hours. The worst part of the whole thing is as soon as I am off the cipro for a week or more I begin to have an odor that gets so bad that I can’t stand my self. I t is a putrid odor. The Dr. that performed dissapeared soom after the surgery was done so it has been a real mental test.

  97. I had rectocele endocele surgery with the mess about eight months later started to bleed a small amount. the dr told me that my body did not accept it so i needed some surgery .he operated and put pig tissue in well since then i have fallen again. and am very uncomfortable

  98. My dr decided on his own without my permission to put a sling in after he did my hysterectomy in 1996. Ive been having pain for awhile now and its getting much worse. I am having severe bladder problems and my vagina is in constant pain and burning and feels like everything is gonna fall out. My stomach is huge and I can’t do much of anything because I stay in constant discomfort.

  99. I had the bladder prolapse surgery in 2009 and I started having a sharp pain that started soon after my surgery. After eight weeks I tried to have intercourse with my husband and the pain was so astounding that I made him stop. I just thought that I hadn’t healed good enough, so I waited another two weeks and it was just as bad. I called my doctor and went in for a check up. He acted like he didn’t know what was wrong with me and gave me a RX for a bladder infection. It never got any better and the sharp pain didn’t either. I missed a lot of work with the pain, headaches and dizziness and my boss eventually fired me. He said that I just wasn’t myself anymore. Imagine a man trying to understand why I wasn’t myself! In the mean time my husband started having an affair with one of his customer’s because I couldn’t take care of his needs anymore. I had a nervous break down and I finally went back to my Urologist and broke down in his office. I begged him to please help me because my life was falling apart. He scheduled surgery the next week and never even told me what he did after the surgery. I eventually got a little better , but I continued to have the pain and incontinence. I have to take pain pills, anti depressants and wear pads, so there isn’t much of life for me anymore. My Grandson’s told me that I just wasn’t the same anymore and they very seldom come see me anymore. Please don’t let this happen to you. Wear pads and don’t have the mesh implant! It will ruin your life!

  100. I had the Pelvis Mesh put in 11/5/10 by January of 2011 I started having UTI’s infection after infection. All kinds of antibiotics from Bactrim Cipro Levaquin you name it. 9/ 7/12 I had my first surgery to remove stones that were stuck to the bladder wall due to the mesh, 9/14/12 I had surgery to have the mesh removed. I have had so many types of infections I would have to go back through all medical records from Ecoli to the latest enterobacter clocae. Back on Cipro after being on Bactrim since 12/17/2013. Is anyone else having this problem constant pain I look about 7 months pregnant all the time. I think I have built up an immunity to the antibiotics. Are any of these cases solved in the courts? I have been waiting for almost 2 years.

  101. I had a complete hysterectomy in 2008 and all my doctor has told me is that he rebuilt the wall of uterus. I’m sure if he used a mesh or a sling in me or not all I know is that having sex with my husband is out of the question. If I’m not being to personal but my sex life is gone and I used to love it. So can someone let me what it is and Can I still do a claim if need be. you can email it to me. please thank you

  102. Hello Ladies Yesterday the Lawyer contacted me to fill my case and I have described by phone my symptoms since I had the mesh. Today checking online the name of my doctors saw this . I feel so bad for every single one of you, because I know exactly what you all going through. I can relate when you mention giving birth pressure, odor, difficulty urinating, allergies, dizziness, UTI, urine starts to rum down my legs, weird bleeding , feeling like a 80 years old woman, etc. I am living with hate for the last 6 years, and I am afraid to remove it, because I can’t afford more complications. I am 44 and I want to live. I can talk for hours about the symptoms that I have but I know you all have same problem.

  103. I had my TVT Exact Mesh Sling surgery in December of 2011. It has ruined my life. Right from the start. The biggest problem I have is getting a Doctor to help me. They are all in DENIAL and do not want to be associated with the complications this procedure has cause me. I live in Ohio. I am 60 years old and I was a very active and physically in great shape prior to the TVT surgery. I feel so bad for all you younger women. No one knows the pain and hysteria this has caused us. Take care and Live for Today! And Dream for Tomorrow! J. Urban

  104. I wet all over the specialist I see is putting in a stimulator,like a pacemaker but to regulate ,my over active bladder,I have a mesh for my vaginal prolapse, a tape sling for my bladder,both defective ,johnson an johnson an i think’bard’well I wake up soaking wet with sweats ,in pain hips back locked up. Hurts to move roll over stiff,legs feet hands swollen, can’t do anything lay down in bed an cry’my heart goes out to u all,wake every hour in pain’great husband great love life not anymore been 2 years he said he would be here no matter what ,thank god for true love I would be lost been together 30 yes,why do I break out in beads of sweat until I am soaked? Don’t get that haven’t heard of it being a symptom, feel pressure pushing doun in my vigina,groin pain.3/4 days straight in bed ,may be something elce there no one else seems to do that,life as I enjoyed it is over ,wish I had it back ,am very angery with the makersv of the torched device’s in me,not fda approved not suppose to be oin us ,monster inside we are torchred for singing to be well where is the justice in that,no crime an we are being punished,pain sevear most days Dr’s look at me like I am crazy ,they need to be explained to how to help us,not make us feel stupid, when I say it is bad pain it is,nothing to joke about.

  105. I feel so badly for all of you dear women. We are all alone with the difficulties we have had and what I would give to be able to be with all of you and talk about it. I had prolapse surgery in 2012 and didn’t think they would use mesh. The dr put a tvt sling in as well although I had no incontinence before. Of course it was too tight and all of it was too tight! The same symptoms as all of you – tightness, shaking, infections, a horrible feeling of tightness! And always tired!! I kept saying it was a horrible feeling and dr kept saying it would get better. Finally I got an appointment with one of the top 2 who fixes these issue, at St Pauls, Vancouver, and she completely removed the tvt sling and all that is better and normal! Thank God. They there was the end bits of the mesh for the prolapse that the dr had left jagged and a lump of scar tissue. She removed that 2 weeks ago. Now just tight from mesh for prolapse and what to do now? Live with it or cut it and have it loose? I don’t like that at all. It’s not that bad but it feels tight and I’m tired most of the time. What should I do? My heart goes out to you all. Nancy

  106. Had surgery In 2007 . Have had trouble ever sentence surgery. I have to wear a pad all the time and kidenys infections all the time .And bladder infections to. And I had pelvic done in the mesh to. A pelvic prolapse surgery at the same time and bladder . And the smell is so bad like something roared dead smell . And bowl. O my God please help me. And no sex and can’t even take a wash.It hurts.

  107. I went to an OB doctor with concerned about a cosmetic look of my vagina and tightening. The doctor put me on immediate medical leave, stating urine incontinence (which I did not have) and many other problems. He gave me a DNC first and sex was (Perfect). Then the surgery. He stated I would need an hysterectomy and I made it perfectly clear, if it is a must; Please give me a partial hysterectomy. He did a full hysterectomy, mesh for prolapse and urine incontinence. Sex is very painful now at the top of my vagina. Stop having it for about a year, then when I did have sex a day later loud odor. My doctor retired about three months after my surgery. So when I went to another doctor that is when I found I had a total hysterectomy and went straight into depression as I do not even feel like I even needed a partial. Five day cycle; normal bleeding. This is sad and I do not have time to take off to keep correcting problems. Feel really bad

  108. Has anyone with this surgery had a doctor hit the ciatic nerve and cause damage? He went in for a second surgery to remove the sutchers that was rubbing on the ciatic nerve? I currently have a doctor appointment because my bladder won’t empty so I am going every 15 minutes. Always feels like I have a bladder infection but for once there is not infection, so wondering what going on with this.

  109. My mother had her first surgery in 2001 and it failed and she had to get another one in 2008 and another recently she just filled out paperwork for a lawyer and is now suing because she is in constant pain and cant pick up anything over 10 pounds

  110. I had my mesh sling put in on 2007 three months after it was put in, it stop working, I have been having nothing but pain,,sick all the time and bleeding on and off. I try to get hold of the doctor that put it in and was told he left state, it hurt to have intercourse etc.I went to see another doctor he said [all these lawyers where just sueing to make money] so I stop going to doctors .Then this year it got worst so I saw another doctor and he said I had erosion so sent me to a doctor in St. Louis Missouri he removed it did not get it all but some of the pain is gone.. I still have pain but not as bad I was just one he could not get to it to remove it all.

  111. Has anyone had trouble finding your tvt sling model #. The Dr. And the hospital can’t locate the records

  112. My sling was put in June, 2007…my main problem is extremely painful sex, but I do have some incontinence, both urinary and bowel, which is totally disturbing at 62 :( what caught my attention in all of your posts was that a couple of people commented about looking pregnant. That’s what my stomach looks and feels like. When I was younger and laid flat, my stomach would sink in, even though I was overweight, but now it is just big and I look PG! I HATE this! I never thought it might be connected to the mesh sling, but now I’m wondering??? Does anyone know if there is a connection or why this happens?
    Thanks!

  113. Does anyone feel they are getting the comnsation by tv mesh bladder sling lawyers?

  114. In January 2001 I had the Gore-Tex sling put in and by July 2001 my OBGYN was cutting a piece of it out because it protruded through the vaginal wall causing major problems. I still have the majority of this sling in which I continue to be in severe pain every day. I was 26 at the time I received this as the doctor told me I would have to eventually have this surgery just to find out that I didn’t need the surgery at all. My life has changed drastically due to the Gore-Tex sling and I can’t get any help to try and fix some of the problems. I filed with different lawyers to see if something could be done as I was just hoping to get help with revision and didn’t care about the compensation and all of them told me that Gore-Tex isn’t one that is involved in any litigation cases. Does anyone know of where I might could go for help or even a lawyer that would be willing to actually take this case to at least help me get medical relief?

  115. This is all about informed consent. I install slings every week. Prior to surgery I give the option of the Burch procedure, a Kelly Plication, or simply doing kegels. For prolapses, the alternative is surgery to only plicate the prolapse with natural body tissues.
    All of my patients understand that there is the potential for complication with any device. They choose surgery or no surgery.

    I’m curious, were all of you simply not accepting of the potential for complications?
    Nobody can force a woman to have surgery. If a woman is leaking urine and wants treatment, a sling is the least invasive form of treatment. The alternative is to continue to leak urine, or continue to have a large cystocele or rectocele.

  116. You are a rude and cold person. Do you tell your patients that they might be pooping out their vagina? That might hurt business a bit. I wasn’t told mesh was put in. NEVER had incontinence until mesh. If you do inform your patients and tell all of them you are using mesh and explain the risks, you are among the few from what it sounds. You are assuming that all patients are told mesh is being used and that the doctor disclosed that fact and any possible complications.

    Mesh mutilated me. Felt cutting and so much pain for years until a Doctor finally told me I had mesh put in for incontinence. Which I never had- prior to the mesh. Got mine out at UCLA. Part broke off and worked its way up groin to hip joint. Had bladder cut on, vagina reconstructed and mesh cut out around urethra. No one wanted to touch me but went ahead as was having constant UTIs.

    I am a financial advisor. Most patients trust and believe their Doctors. So if I sold you a financial product and you lost all your money, is it your fault for trusting me? Or yours for not reading and understanding the product?( Because most people do not understand most of this). To me, I would be responsible because it was my job to take care of my client. Personally I blame my Doctor on this mesh. He failed to disclose any of it to me and then blew me off.( and lied on my records.) I still have chronic pain, can’t have sex because of pain. Can’t work and have little if any social life. And their is no end to this torture. So, show a little compassion. I have been suffering with this since 2007.

  117. I had a bladder sling in 2003-4. I was called a SPARC; it did stop me from peeing on myself….but had flu symptoms with fever. I thought I was actually going to die. I feel that it has affected something in my head, because when I get temp ( which is often) it greatly effects my eyes. I keep a bladder infection……….so many antibiotics. The UTI’s makes me feel so bad and along with the meds…..it’s overwhelming ! Last summer the doctor gave me a new antibiotic (MICROBID) and I took it and it cleared up the UTI, In a couple of months, the same thing and I called and ask for a REFILL on MICROBID. I took one and come in a hair of dying. I became allergic and barely made it to the phone to call an ambulance, couldn’t even talk to them. They worked on me at the ER for 7 hours. I didn’t remember a thing. I live alone and I’m scarred to take a anything. I stay sore all over and I have a reeking smell and don’t want to get near anyone. I told my doctor that I have a scratching in my vagina and when examined me, it hurt so bad, and he told me that it would probably scratch my partner. I haven’t been intimate with anyone or had sex for years because of the smell and pain. I can live with that, but the body pain makes me move around like I’m a 100 years old. I don’t take pain medication. I only take antibiotics and baby aspirin. Way too many ! I’m scarred to have it removed. When I initially got the SPARC the doctor admitted that he punctured my bladder. I was in the hospital for 8 days and I was in so much pain. I was told before the surgery that the insurance would approve it for a overnight stay, I was also told that it was a minor procedure and that I would go home the next morning, YEAH RIGHT ! Feel like my life’s over. So depressed. I’ll pray for all of us, now that I know that there are so many hurt women.

  118. i was 32 years old i have a complete hystorectomy a bladder sling a uretha sling and transvaginal mesh and vaginal recunstruction, i was cut open from my belly button to my vagina many many staples. i knew i was haveing this surgery which was july 15 of 2007, but i was not told or warned of what problems i may have after the surgery. recovering from this surgery was rough, i was under anestisa for 10 hours. my family was worried they said aftr surgery i looked like a corpe, i had to spend a week in the hospital and have blood tranfusions , i prayed so hard to jesus to help me , alot of the pain pills they gave me made me so sick and the delodid made me see things crawling on the walls and on my hospital bed, noone ever told me about how hard this recovery was gunna be. but medicade won pay for you to stay long in a hospital or pay for you to go to a rehabilitaion center, which i needed couse i couldnt even sit or walk i felt like i had been gutted like a pig , i guess i was used as aguinie pig. i hope no woamna ever has to suffer this like i did , i pray for you all , there is so much about this surgieres that changed my life i dont know where to begin but i feel much older now and i am only 39

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