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What are my treatment options for transvaginal mesh complications?

The medical industry has come a long way in the past 100 years. Medical advancements in the way surgeries are performed, medical devices used and drugs that are available make dealing with sickness and ailments much more bearable.

Sadly, not all medical products are beneficial to those who use them. For many, they actually cause the problem to worsen or create other ailments. This has been found true for many women who have transvaginal mesh implants.

Woman use a transvaginal mesh to help with pelvic organ prolapse and other conditions have found that the mesh can erode. So what are you to do if you have a transvaginal mesh that is eroding? Three ways to treat an eroding transvaginal mesh are:

  • Observation. Observation over time by your doctor may be the first step in treatment. The patient’s physician will perform an initial exam and then schedule follow-up appointments, commonly at the three-month and six-month mark—and then every six months afterward—to see if the erosion is worsening.
  • Estrogen cream. If the erosion is becoming worse, your doctor may recommend estrogen cream. This is commonly done during the observation period or after.
  • Mesh excision. Transvaginal mesh erosion may worsen, and your doctor may need to perform a mesh excision. During this procedure the doctor will cut out any exposed mesh.


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Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham