#1 - I had a Mesh Sling with cystocele/rectocele repair done Dec 2008, by an Urologist, who said he had some thousands of these successfully.
Surgery went longer than planned and late into the day, so had to spend night in hospital.
They would not release me till I could pee on my own which I could not, so cat came home with me.Went back to Dr. several times still could not pee on my own, so ened up with cat for two months,#2 -Then I decided to have Dr. go back in to see if we could remove mesh sling.
He never recommended it, even went and got second opinion, in nearby city, they said first one shouldn't have been done and they wouldn't touch me.
Dr. did not remove,just tried to loosen it some.
That helped some, so in all off work and in pain for six months.
Today can not have sex, hurts way too much.Hits the remain sling.
Developed problems over that past 20 months.UTI's,freguent urination, pain in kidneys, lower back, groin area.etc.etc.
There must be something big going on, so waiting to get a referral for another Urologist, they are so slow with referrals.
#3 - waiting to go see Dr and see if i need to have another surgery to remove or what.
This has totally change me and my quality of life.
I would say to others please way the risks first!
HI Karen. I found your symptoms on Google when I put in mine. I had TVT surgery on March 9th 2010 and had mild groin pain from the start which I thought was due to the catheter pulling at the side. I could never stand underwear on my groin either. I had a catheter and non stop infections for nine weeks until the surgeon finally went back in to cut the tape. I did not have insurance and was self pay and could not come up with the money, so she finally arranged it at no cost because I was getting worse. I know she was afraid of a law suit which is the only reason why it was done. Then it took weeks for me to get my bladder working, doing self cath. Since then the groin pain got worse going down my inside leg and thigh, round to my hip at times and even down to my lower leg. It constantly moves around and the pain level goes from mild to severe. The surgeon does not believe me because she said this has only happened to TVT-O patients. I was afraid of falling and injuring myself because of sharp pains in my leg and it would give way under me. It finally happened as I got up from a chair, the pain hit and I fell and fractured two bones in my wrist. I kept 'screaming' and she finally arranged an EMG but it showed nothing. My research however says these cases don't show up on EMG or MRI. The pain keeps increasing over months and I use a walking stick. I don't know what to do because I don't have insurance and now no money. Has anyone had this problem fixed and walk without pain. I am desperate.