More than 1 in 5 women will need surgery due to complications related to stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a new analysis shows. Prior to the new analysis, the number of women requiring surgery was thought to be half that, at 11%.
Transvaginal mesh was originally designed to fix SUI and POP, but recent studies have shown the medical devices are causing severe side effects. Women who have received a transvaginal mesh implant have complained of severe pain, bleeding and tissue damage due to the body rejecting the device.
Several prominent manufacturers have recalled transvaginal mesh devices due to the side effects. Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed by women who required revision surgery after the mesh caused serious complications.