Posts Tagged 'erosion'

Physical therapy a treatment for urinary incontinence

Treatments for urinary incontinence vary, depending on the underlying cause and the severity. But in some cases, the key to eliminating the condition may be as simple and noninvasive as physical therapy, according to the Mayo Clinic.

And while there are pros and cons to different types of treatment, one in particular has proven to be dangerous for many patients.

Transvaginal mesh implants, marketed as a treatment for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ ...

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Woman writes of ordeal with mesh implant

Scots newspaper Daily Record recently printed a letter that a woman wrote to Scotland’s health secretary, detailing the health problems she’s endured as a result of getting a vaginal mesh implant. She describes herself as “one of the many, many Scots women whose lives have been devastated by mesh surgery.”

But the devices, implanted to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, have generated complaints globally about their tendency to erode in ...

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Less invasive treatment available for urinary incontinence

According to the Mayo Clinic, a number of treatment options for urinary incontinence are available, depending on the severity and underlying cause of the condition. Doctors may eventually recommend a combination of treatments.

But in most cases, doctors will recommend the least invasive approaches first.

Any surgical procedure carries inherent risks. And in the case of urinary incontinence, at least one surgical treatment allegedly causes far greater problems than the condition it’s meant ...

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Woman thought mesh would be easiest treatment

A report on News Channel 4 out of Oklahoma tells the story of a woman who received a vaginal mesh implant in the belief that it was the most advanced, minimally invasive technique available to cure her urinary incontinence.

Instead, she ended up in extreme pain, and trying unsuccessfully for three years to get the surgery necessary to remove the device. The story says she has joined hundred ...

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Plaintiff in mesh case supports European patients

An American plaintiff awarded $11.1 million in court because of her injuries from a vaginal mesh implant is lending her support to women seeking similar legal redress in Scotland and the U.K., according to a story in the Scots paper Daily Record.

The story says scores of women in Scotland have also suffered ill effects from the devices, implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.

The devices ...

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Mesh implants injure women in Scotland

A story in the Daily Record out of Scotland deals with the plight of Scots women injured after receiving vaginal mesh implants. Hundreds may be “suffering horrendous health problems” from the devices, which are implanted to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

The story notes that the implants have generated widespread complaints in the United States of causing health problems for patients who receive them.

“The recognized symptoms ...

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