Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns ...

Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns of Death and Serious Healt...

There are 8252 comments on the PRWeb story from Feb 4, 2007, titled Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns of Death and Serious Healt.... In it, PRWeb reports that:

Patients should review the latest recall information to see if they have been implanted with the recalled device and seek medical attention if symptoms such as unexplained or persistent abdominal pain, fever, ...

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ramshawed2000

Union, NJ

#7753 May 8, 2013
Lin wrote:
Morning 4/26 Friday. AMU & Bruce, just note haven't heard back from surgeon yet as what type mesh he will be using. Other wise taking it day by day.:}
No more mesh;!! I suggest You find a different doctor. Good luck
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7754 May 8, 2013
ramshawed2000 wrote:
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No more mesh;!! I suggest You find a different doctor. Good luck
I am with you on this one, Ramshawed! With other underlying medical problems, Lin. I would be very careful with getting another mesh product, especially twice the amount as before, to get installed. I just hope that the removal goes smoothly because they usually have unforeseen complications usually from adhesions and migration. I for one will be thinking of you and hoping all will be well. Best Wishes.....
Lin

Eastaboga, AL

#7755 May 9, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text>I am with you on this one, Ramshawed! With other underlying medical problems, Lin. I would be very careful with getting another mesh product, especially twice the amount as before, to get installed. I just hope that the removal goes smoothly because they usually have unforeseen complications usually from adhesions and migration. I for one will be thinking of you and hoping all will be well. Best Wishes.....
Hi Everyone, Thanks to all responses for your alls imput. I 've been down sick. It's beena kick in the BUTTT. This was reaiil off the wall, let me explain, back on May first, I got hungry for Tuna fish sandwhiches,( I use StarKist). in lite water, 2 small cans Kraft Mayo, all in date etc.... little onion. So I made (2) sandwhiches. All was fine. Until about 15 minutes later, I started getting hard gas pains under the left side breast. Then across the whole area. Hurt tried drinking little water , it helped . Then all at once my abdominal swelled, bloated really tighten up. OMG cramps, It felt like how one sees how a replaced skin for a drum being tighten up. I just couldn't do nothing, felt sick, but never did, turn paste white light headed, cold chills, then hot fever in which soaked a tee shirt. Then an asthma attack, I thought am I having a Fish allergy attack never have any allergies to before. So I took a fist full of Tums chewed with little water, about 15 min later, I took double amount of Benadryl liquid. I never have ever gone through anything like this before.( I thought I was on door steps of death.) So won't eat any kind fish for a while.
Lin

Eastaboga, AL

#7756 May 9, 2013
Got timed out from above post,#7754. I feel asleep after all of what ever happened. I did call Family doc, Gallbladder acting up, guess now allergy to fish. Which I guess I had been eating tuna in different ways,as of noddle shells and tuns salads, sandwhiches. crackers etc.. So cause been eating more of lately my system developed an allergy to it. Very odd!!!! Yet this has happen to me in other ways, Bees of all kinds, Any more I get stung server allergy, epie pen better be handie 24/7, same with posion ivy, sumac, oak, I guess my Immune system is fighting it's self. So anyway doc says gallbladder stones, from ct scan needs to be taken out. Yet cause of this, hadn't been in touch with surgeon about the other matter, just haven't up to it yet. Hopefully today I can. I feel like my computer does when it gets a virus in it. A mess. Oh the surgeon was suppose to have a written out Post Op report ready for me a week ago. Let you all know later today. Again Thanks AMU, RamShawed2000.
Lin

Eastaboga, AL

#7757 May 9, 2013
Gina wrote:
I had hernia repair, using proceed mesh in 2011 and have alot of problems with diarrhea, distended abdomen, nausea and have been unable to vomit since surgery. Not that I want to vomit, but I have had a couple viruses and could not vomit. Very concerned!! Has anyone had this problem after having hernia repair?
This happens to me when a new hernia comes on. I get this way when a new hernia comes up. I get nausea, heartburn, acid in belly burn back in throat. But with myself i have other med issues, Like you I had the proceed installed 4x6" Lap surgery in 2010.
Lin

Eastaboga, AL

#7758 May 9, 2013
PS I was told by a friend, that thatBeing I had lap surgery back in 2010, that I may have been damage to Gallbladder from the Rebot during Lap surgery! He heard from afriend of his that the robot lap machine has had its problems of such things happened to people. Guess I have togoogle it.
meshed up daughter

San Leandro, CA

#7759 May 9, 2013
MY mom is literally on her death bed. SHE has stage 4 cancer...ovarian. A rare sliw moving form. She had surgery August 2, 2010 for a hernia and ethicon proceed mesh was used. APRIL 2012 she underwent extensive surgery in an attempt to remove the mesh and repair the damage. March 2013 she underwent another surgery to remove an abscess caused by irritation of the remaining mesh whjch has melted into her small ingestine causing blockage.this week she was given days to live. Who is responsible? Where do I begin? mrskrrinkle@gmail.com
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7760 May 9, 2013
meshed up daughter wrote:
MY mom is literally on her death bed. SHE has stage 4 cancer...ovarian. A rare sliw moving form. She had surgery August 2, 2010 for a hernia and ethicon proceed mesh was used. APRIL 2012 she underwent extensive surgery in an attempt to remove the mesh and repair the damage. March 2013 she underwent another surgery to remove an abscess caused by irritation of the remaining mesh whjch has melted into her small ingestine causing blockage.this week she was given days to live. Who is responsible? Where do I begin? mrskrrinkle@gmail.com
I have sent you an e-mail but it was returned as undeliverable. Your address is probably wrong. Please let me know and we will try to help as much as possible.
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7761 May 9, 2013
There is a case in the Eastern District Court in Texas against Ethicon and specifically Proceed mesh for damages done by the mesh to the complaintant. In the filing it is alledged that the Mesh was defective but also that Ethicon FRAUDULENTLY advertised and promoted Proceed mesh to the public while knowing the Mesh was not effective and was defective. This will be an interesting case to watch mainly due to the emphasis on fraudulent advertising.. You can find the filing by Googling> Complaints/Ethicon Proceed Mesh.
George

Paramount, CA

#7762 May 9, 2013
We have a Facebook page for people with complications to the mesh if you have a Facebook please join, theirs a few (male and female) who have gotten mesh removed with positive outcomes !!!! The Facebook groups name is ....fighters and survivors of hernia and all vaginal pelvic surgical mesh

If you can't find it email me raidernation07es@yahoo.com
Celine

Brooklyn, NY

#7763 May 10, 2013
The vaginal mesh has been patterned from this hernia patch and as you may know several complications arise from these vaginal mesh devices such as infection, urinary incontinence, pain during sex, and perforation of the bladder or bowel among others. Try to check out http://avaultavaginalmeshlawsuit.com for comprehensive articles about the complications encountered in a vaginal mesh operation.
Terlin

Wayne, MI

#7764 May 10, 2013
I have whole body nerve pain we think from the
Mesh severe groin pain through to buttocks no urge. To defacate or urinate nerve pain through out legs and feet bad heart burn and
Now swallowing difficulty feels like my whole abdomin is collapsed intestines just hanging. Any body have complete abdominal wall colapse? Hissing in ears head presure
ron

Whitby, Canada

#7765 May 10, 2013
I had an inguinal hernia done in 2013 on my left side.It was fine after one week and the swelling and pain was gone.I went to work and one morning while coming out of my car I felt a sharp peircing pain not on the spot where the incision is but lower between my groin and my upper thigh. It is very painful to get into the car and come out.I know that the hernia is healed,because there are no pain or swelling in the area.I am wondering if I pull a muscle or pinch a nerve,my left thigh is very sore and coming from the lower groin.
Mary

Clearwater, FL

#7766 May 11, 2013
I had a Trelex propylene mesh implanted in my abdomen in December 2012 due to a TRAM flap procedure. I have had 3 more surgeries since then to debride the abdomen, remove part of the mesh and remove infection. I am constantly nauseous and have serious pain in the abdomen that is now radiating to my hip, back and leg on the right side. Could this possible be a recalled mesh issue? I am really worried. The surgeon says that he thinks the mesh is causing continued infection, but I still have mesh in the upper abdomen area. What do I do now?? Any suggestions? Thanks for listening.
Mitch

Grand Junction, CO

#7767 May 11, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> The only way pictures are taken is if you make aggangments for such. Same goes for the mesh being removed. If you want to send some to the FDA and the Manufacturer, you will have to do it yourself. I have also found that "descriptions" of mesh removed to the point of being able to use it for legal means RARELY happens. The Dr.'s do not want to be part of any legal entanglments.Next, I do not understand why they cannot tell you what "New" mesh is that they are putting in. I would not let them do a thing to me till they can tell me the what and why of it. I would also say, Lin, that any Dr. that tells you of an outcome on ANY surgery, much less a mesh removal, before he gets in there is really " Pushing the Envelope". How the heck does he "know" what is going on inside you? Are there any adhesions etc? I hope that this surgery helps you rather than injures you, Lin. Best of Luck and Best Wishes.....
I think AMU is telling you and if you read more, unless your surgeon know what the hell he is doing dont let him touch that mesh! Risk -V- Gain very few folks get relief and if their Doc does anything but remove old bad mesh dont let them do it! Taking this crap out can be devastating and increase your pain, as hard as that sounds be careful Doctors especially Surgeons think they are God.
laurie

Houston, TX

#7768 May 11, 2013
i had tration done twice andi'am in a lot of painthe doctor told me the messsepereate nd movd to my back hip and he said nothing wl hapen well that is not the casei'am in a lot of pain and my le goes numb and the back hip itwon't stop with the pain sometimes icant even walk what should i do my wa a hernia repair in my belly button with mess
laurie

Houston, TX

#7769 May 11, 2013
i hope to here from someone so i know what we need to do
Terlin

Wayne, MI

#7770 May 12, 2013
Does anybody have severe pain that you can't sit? And walking pain from groin to the foot. When sitting makes it hard to breath?
Tash

Spring Branch, TX

#7771 May 13, 2013
I a looking for a good surgeon in San Antonio,tx I had an umbilical hernia repair in 08' it was preformed just months after my hysterectomy. I developed chronic Epstein Barr and just a year ago pain in one specific point right where the edge of my mesh would be. They did an MRI and said the mesh was fine, Of course doctors say reflux, then delayed gastric emptying with IBS . Pretty much can't eat anything anymore . And yet pain is still there and now developing in the other side of my belly botton . I know it's this stupid mesh . I'm hoping someone has had good luck with a surgeon in Texas? Any help would be appreciated!
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7772 May 13, 2013
ron wrote:
I had an inguinal hernia done in 2013 on my left side.It was fine after one week and the swelling and pain was gone.I went to work and one morning while coming out of my car I felt a sharp peircing pain not on the spot where the incision is but lower between my groin and my upper thigh. It is very painful to get into the car and come out.I know that the hernia is healed,because there are no pain or swelling in the area.I am wondering if I pull a muscle or pinch a nerve,my left thigh is very sore and coming from the lower groin.
Hello Ron. You will not heal from a Hernia surgery, especially open surgery with mesh for about 3-6 months. You have a foreign piece of plastic in you and the body is trying to cover it up with tissue. Also, when you have surgery you are completely relaxed and laid out on a table. NOW you are up and moving, twisting, picking up stuff etc. I would not worry about your surgical area UNLESS you start seeing redness, swelling, ANY fluid discharge or major change to the scar itself. Itching is a normal process also but if it is excessive and will not stop you may be having an allergic reaction. Along with allergic reactions will be other symptoms like "abnormal" swelling, loss of "Pep" or "get up and go", you might feel sick, you might have a low grade fever, chills or excessive sweating. Let your Dr. know about what you are experiencing and see what he says. Alot of Dr.'s either donot know or will not admit to Mesh problems because they do not want any legal entanglments so be prepared for the Meshoma 2 Step from your Dr.. The Meshoma 2 Step is very recognizable. You mention you think you are having a problem with your mesh and the Dr. will immediatley take 2 steps away from you. Let us know how you are doing. Best Wishes.....

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