Tag Archive: urethral sling

Jun 13

Prolene mesh and your prolapse surgery – erosions, sex, and the latest data

Prolene Mesh and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Cystocele, rectocele, erosions, sex, mesh shrinkage, folding and thickening     You can’t make this stuff up. Prolene mesh is the product name for a permanent plastic mesh with many implantation applications in reconstructive surgery. Prolene mesh is used to fix large and small abdominal hernias, inguinal hernias, hernias …

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Jun 13

Ask Dr R: Pregnancy after urethral sling? Having second thoughts…

Urethral Sling & Pregnancy Can you have a Urethral Sling operation and still have a child afterwards?  What are the option and risks? I had one about a year ago, and am having second thoughts about another child.C Hello C, Some recent data shows that women have safely carried a baby to term and delivered vaginally …

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Oct 28

Prolene mesh and your prolapse repair – a word from the wise

In 2008 the FDA posted a warning (FDA warning on use of mesh in prolapse and incontinence repairs) on the use of prolene mesh in reconstructive female pelvic surgery.  This warning came from the plethora of complaints registered with the FDA from patients with prolapse repaired with various formulations of a plastic mesh called Prolene. …

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