An increasing number of women are reporting vaginal mesh complications from pelvic floor repair surgeries. If you’re among them, come see Neeraj Kohli, MD, MBA at Boston Urogyn in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Dr. Kohli uses advanced technologies to correct vaginal mesh complications and treat pelvic floor disorders. Call Boston Urogyn or schedule an appointment online to learn more about their state-of-the-art treatments that restore your vaginal health and quality of life.
Transvaginal meshes are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). If you have POP, your bladder, uterus, or rectum drops and sometimes extends outside your vaginal opening. Transvaginal meshes were made to correct POP by reinforcing the vaginal wall or supporting the bladder neck or urethra.
Many women have had their lives interrupted by complications related to this surgery. Some of the complications they’ve encountered include:
In some instances where a vaginal mesh has caused problems, erosion occurs. When that happens, the vaginal mesh gradually separates from its implant site in the vaginal wall and affects the surrounding organs and tissues. Vaginal meshes can also protrude from the vagina’s opening.
Vaginal mesh erosion and scarring can cause significant discomfort and pain. Additional symptoms might include:
In some cases, pain during intercourse can be experienced by your sexual partner.
Dr. Kohli is a leader in the field of urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. If you’re experiencing complications from a transvaginal mesh implant, surgical removal might be the best course of action.
During this delicate procedure, Dr. Kohli removes as much of the surgical mesh as possible and repairs the damage to your pelvic area. This surgery can be difficult because the extent of tissue damage may be unknown.
After removing the vaginal mesh, you might still require treatment for POP. In that case, Dr. Kohli might recommend Botox® injections to reduce muscle spasms in the pelvic floor. Additional treatments include:
If you’re concerned about vaginal mesh complications or you’re currently experiencing pelvic discomfort thanks to a vaginal mesh, call Boston Urogyn or schedule an appointment online.