TVT bladder suspension tape (Prolene ...

TVT bladder suspension tape (Prolene mesh) the RISKS!

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Since: Aug 08

Derby, UK

#1 Aug 20, 2008
Hi Everyone,
I have just started a group on myspace regarding TVT Surgery, the link is

I have been reading many horror stories on the TVT Sling Surgery especially from the USA and it is heartbreaking reading, I would like to hear from all woman in the UK on their experiences.

About 3 weeks ago I discovered I have vaginal wall mesh erosion, I do not know the full extent of the damage until I see the Gyny! still waiting for an appointment, it is a disgrace. I have had nothing but problems with my health since having this operation in 2005, Pulmonary Embolis day after the op, severe bleeding for months, 2 months later diabetes type 2 then diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (severe muscle weakness) and now mesh erosion! No wonder I am angry and upset, it was only until recently I started reading about the risks of TVT that I realised how dangerous this surgery is.

I was told it is a simple procedure, a day in hospital and was not told of any risks or complications which may arise.

I would like all woman to join the group please, I am currently also doing alot of private research on this surgery including finding an article where there was conterfeit polypropylene mesh being used in 2005 and had to be recalled plus I am compiling a huge file of facts relating to the severe risks of this TVT surgery.

Please email me Loreva at

Peace, Love and Blessings

Keasbey, NJ

#2 Oct 17, 2008
We are currently litigating against Ethicon, Gynecare and Johnson & Johnson here in their home state of New Jersey, and are investigating additional cases. If you believe that you have been seriously injured due to the Gynecare Prolift or similar system, and you are interested in learning more about how we can help please visit our website:

Haverhill, UK

#3 Mar 5, 2012

I had TVT surgery in 2009 and am now having complications, dreadful re current uti's every 2 months and I feel generally unwell all the time, muscle fatigue, back pain , Ive seen the gyni recently who wants to put a camera in an see if the tape has eroded to my bladder.If so she will remove it by epidural the same way it went in!!!!!!!!!Im horrifide by the prospect and have now been reading all the forums and Im very scared. Ive recently been suffering from constant all over body itching another symptom?Im not sure now and dont know what to do.
Tracey - Middlesex

London, UK

#4 Sep 21, 2012
I had this surgery in 2002 together with repairs to a severe front and back prolapse and I am sorry to hear that you were not informed of any risks as it was made quite clear to me what the risks were. I had a completely collapsed bladder. I had a good surgeon and the follow up treatment was excellent.

Liverpool, UK

#5 Feb 7, 2013
I had my tvt 3 weeks ago and still not at work due to my job, everything is ok at mo apart from my bladder starts and stops when on toilet, i have no leakage when coughing, sneezing etc, hope to return to work in 2 weeks time, I recommed ne 1 to have it done as it makes a big difference in ur life style

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Jun 18, 2013
No wonder why there are many mesh manufacturers that are facing a veer of lawsuits from women who suffered injuries and complications in using mesh devices. Let's just hope that plaintiffs of these cases will get the justice they deserve. New updates about issues concerning mesh implants may also be read at
Lisa Weeks

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Nov 10, 2014
A few of the patients who had vaginal mesh surgeries for their bladder prolapse experienced complications. This has even led the FDA to issue a notice. You have written this post for a while and I really hope everything was settled in your case. To know more about vaginal mesh settlements you may visit sites like .

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