As far back as the 1950’s abdominal hernia repairs with mesh were performed, and in the 1970’s American gynecologists saw the potential for using mesh in pelvic organ prolapse surgeries. Once a medical device is approved by the FDA, it can be used in any way surgeons see fit, therefore surgeons decided to simply cut the surgical mesh into different shapes, using it to treat pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse can occur in women whose pelvic or vaginal walls have become overly stretched following childbirth, menopause or a hysterectomy. When these ligaments are stretched past their limits, the uterus would press on the bladder, causing embarrassing and inconvenient incontinence issues.
Please read on to learn more about the Transvaginal Mesh FDA Warning and how to protect your rights: