For women who elect to undergo bladder prolapse surgery with transvaginal mesh, recovery can be a painful and extensive process. The placement of surgical mesh for the treatment of common women’s urinary problems has recently been associated with erosion, infections, pain, dyspareunia, and organ perforation. Studies indicate that about 10% of women who undergo bladder prolapse surgery with transvaginal mesh will experience one or more of these complications within a year of having the surgery, making recovery from the procedure drawn out and painful.
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What’s the Problem with Bladder Prolapse Surgery Recovery?
Bladder prolapse (cystocele) occurs when the wall of the bladder presses against the wall of the vagina. The condition is a common one many women face as they age, and is typically caused by childbirth or other trauma. While many women have a certain amount of bladder prolapse, not all have noticeable signs or symptoms. When symptoms do appear, they may include:
- difficulty urinating
- involuntary release of urine (urinary incontinence)
- pain during sex
Unfortunately, many women who undergo bladder prolapse surgery with transvaginal mesh have reported a variety of problems during recovery. Complications associated with bladder prolapse surgery recovery may include:
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary retention
- Painful intercourse
- Bladder injury
- Formation of an abnormal connection or opening between two organs (fistula)
To reduce the occurrence of bladder prolapse surgery recovery complications, the woman’s doctor may advise against heavy lifting or standing for long periods during the first three months after surgery, with a gradual increase in activity level as time goes on. Complications may arise if the patient strains or attempts to lift too much too soon after surgery. If no complications arise, most women are able to resume having sex in about six weeks, about the time urinary function returns to normal.
If you are considering bladder prolapse surgery with transvaginal mesh, you should talk to your doctor about all treatment options before undergoing the procedure. If you decide that the surgery is right for you, you should continue with regular check-ups and follow-up care. Consult your healthcare provider immediately if you begin suffering any of the complications listed in this article during your recovery.
Click here to learn more about bladder prolapse surgery recovery from the Bladder and Bowel Foundation.
Do I Have a Bladder Prolapse Surgery Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in vaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new vaginal mesh bladder prolapse surgery lawsuits in all 50 states.
Free Bladder Prolapse Surgery Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to bladder prolapse surgery and/or the placement of a vaginal mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.