Mesh reinforced prolapse repair isn’t suitable for every patient. You will need to have a thorough discussion with your doctor to see if it’s the right option for you.
Potential complications from mesh surgery include pain, mesh infection or non-healing, mesh extrusion from the vagina, mesh erosion into adjacent organs, nerve damage, recurrent prolapse, inflammation, adhesion formation, fistula formation, narrowing of the vagina, scarring, and pain during sexual intercourse.
As with any surgery, other potential complications include bleeding, infection, injury to blood vessels or nerves, or even bladder, urethra or bowel injury during mesh placement – which may require surgical repair. Difficulty urinating or passing stools can also occur, either temporarily or permanently.
Talk to your doctor about these risks and reactions to get a clear picture of whether this is the best treatment option for you.
You should also know that safety and efficacy of Restorelle® and Exair® have not been studied in randomised, controlled clinical studies.
It may help to make a list of any questions that you would like to ask your doctor about surgical options for prolapse repair. If there is anything that is unclear or you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask for an explanation. There is a lot of information to absorb at once, and your doctor will be able to help you get a clear overview.