Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns ...

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

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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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Bruce

Deerfield Beach, FL

#294 Oct 2, 2007
Scott wrote:
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Carol, I had something very similar happen but the moment the doctors saw the redness they immediately said it was infected. I was put on I.V. antibiotics and hospitalized immediately. That it took your doctor so long to call it an infection seems ridiculous.
Carole,
Also, if you did have the Ethicon Prolene product, it can crumple and fold, cause inflammation or erosion into surrounding structures, entrap nerves, etc. Again your surgeon knows this.
Bruce
Cyn

Minneapolis, MN

#296 Oct 3, 2007
Jan wrote:
Karyn - if you are given a reason for the pinching and itching, would you please post it? I have the same problems - the itching is prolonged and over a large area and lasts for several days. It is a recurring problem. Thank you.
Jan, I'm in the Minneapolis area also and am having problems with my mesh patch.
Mary Hawkins

United States

#297 Oct 3, 2007
Marlex mesh used for ventral hernia repair in Jan 2004. Surgery failed that day!! Was diagnosed with liver disease and diabetes 2 months later. Hospitalized with severe MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)staph infection for 7 days in July of 2007. Was told by doctors that if mesh continued to cause staph it would have to be removed. Hernia is now inoperable due to it has grown too large and to replace it or remove old mesh would be too big a health risk possibly resulting in death. I am now on disability and I'm in constant pain. My email is maryhawkins1026@yahoo.com, can someone tell me if there is any recalls.
aggravated in michigan

Gwinn, MI

#298 Oct 4, 2007
i had 2 prolene meshes put in in 2004. One umbilical and one in my groin. I have had problems since the surgery but about 7 months ago my white blood cell started to elevate and I had intestinal fistula. The doctors at first thought it was due to stomach flu. I had no belly noise for over a month. When x'rays were done they seen several air fluid levels. I have since had it two more times with severe vomiting and pain. It feels like someone is ripping my intestines apart and pulling them through certain crevices. My doctor then ordered an upper gi with small bowel follow through. It showed that my intestines are taking twice as long as a regular persons to move anything through. They suggested seeing the surgeon as soon as possible. I went yesterday and all he told me was get physical therapy and not my mesh and he walked out. I wish that these people had to experience the pain and confusion that goes with this. I kept complaining to my gynecologist that i have a lot of pain in my lower abdomen thinking this was the cervical caner or endometriosis again. She then did a dnc with a thermal ablasion thinking uterine cancer because of the swelling. Guess what no nothing. So now I can no longer have children due to these mesh things either. Does anyone have information on how to get these things out of me PLEASE!
veronica in Tennessee

Calhoun, LA

#299 Oct 4, 2007
i had left inguinal hernia repair with prolene mesh on july 7,2007, have had terrible abdominal pain, pulling sensation in my groin area, numbness and stinging in my left thigh, also bowel problems, surgeon looks at me like i am crazy, state"i don't know why you would be having these problems." had a second opinion, this dr. asked me to give it another month, if i don't feel better, then come back. what is wrong with the doctors.
frustrated in michigan

Gwinn, MI

#300 Oct 4, 2007
david wilson wrote:
I have had the prolene patch...3"x6" install on right inguinal bhurnia...this ia the second onthat side. I have excrusiating pain a lot of the times and cannot live life the way i did before the patch. Every day is filled with pain and wondering weather or not i will be the next victim of the propolene patch. Had it done in 2002....and nothing but pain and diarreah since. Not sure where to turn....Don`t want to die,this isn`t fair to ppl that have trusted the doctors to "fix" you......Please email me if anything can be done....ANYTHING...crappiehunt er62@hotamil.com
I have 2 prolene meshes and I too am experiencing a wide variety of problems please read post 290. I have been laughed at and told it can't be related. It is nice to see that I'm not the only one.
Jan

Minneapolis, MN

#301 Oct 4, 2007
Cyn - Where did you have your surgery? Are you having the same poking sensations and itching?
Jan

Minneapolis, MN

#302 Oct 5, 2007
Just an fyi for those of you seeking legal representation in Minnesota and neighboring states, the goldenberg and johnson firm in minneapolis is handing cases. 1-800-279-6386. Good luck to all of you.
connie

San Antonio, TX

#303 Oct 5, 2007
last year my doctor put marlex mesh in my foot because my nerve bundles. veins and, atteries were all tangled up .so he put the mesh
in to keep them untangled.
I have had nothing but PAINin my foot nothing helped,pain mangement drs on on on!!!!!!
I am in so much pain I feel like cutting off my foot!!!
I have off and on sweatting even in recovery they sais I was sweating so bad.
I now have deep vein .dvt. blood clot in that leg.
my new dr has found from my mri I have a rejection from the marlex mesh and also lots and lost of scar tissure is is going to remove it. plan is next week..
Please contact me at conniesp2@yahoo.com if any one can help !!
Ellen

United States

#304 Oct 5, 2007
connie wrote:
last year my doctor put marlex mesh in my foot because my nerve bundles. veins and, atteries were all tangled up .so he put the mesh
in to keep them untangled.
I have had nothing but PAINin my foot nothing helped,pain mangement drs on on on!!!!!!
I am in so much pain I feel like cutting off my foot!!!
I have off and on sweatting even in recovery they sais I was sweating so bad.
I now have deep vein .dvt. blood clot in that leg.
my new dr has found from my mri I have a rejection from the marlex mesh and also lots and lost of scar tissure is is going to remove it. plan is next week..
Please contact me at conniesp2@yahoo.com if any one can help !!
Connie good luck next week keep us posted on how your surgery goes
tim

Philadelphia, PA

#305 Oct 5, 2007
july 06, i had a colostomy for diverticulitis & then reversal in october 06. in march i had an incisional hernia repair. 2 months before this i was getting little infected sores on my incision which my surgeon said where suture granuloma. i had been diagnosed with staff infection (mrsa) in july 07 & had to have the hernia mesh removed. my surgeon said the mesh was gortex. are there any complaints about gortex
Ellen

United States

#306 Oct 5, 2007
does any one have mesh in them by american medical systems. It is a polyprolene mesh please let me know
Joe_M

Sulphur, OK

#307 Oct 5, 2007
Ellen wrote:
does any one have mesh in them by american medical systems. It is a polyprolene mesh please let me know
Ellen i had the polypropylene mesh repair in 1997 and it's has cause pain 24/7 no relief,,I had all test's,upper and lower Gi,catscan with dye in veins,ultra sound, and they said nothing,,Must be in my head huh,,Not,,,,Joe in Okla
Ellen

United States

#308 Oct 6, 2007
Joe_M wrote:
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Ellen i had the polypropylene mesh repair in 1997 and it's has cause pain 24/7 no relief,,I had all test's,upper and lower Gi,catscan with dye in veins,ultra sound, and they said nothing,,Must be in my head huh,,Not,,,,Joe in Okla
I 'f a Doc is going to tell you it's in your head than you need to look for another Doc.I don't understand some of these Doc's there are actually many good one's you just have to do your research good luck
Joe_M

Sulphur, OK

#309 Oct 6, 2007
Ellen wrote:
<quoted text>I 'f a Doc is going to tell you it's in your head than you need to look for another Doc.I don't understand some of these Doc's there are actually many good one's you just have to do your research good luck
Ellen what part in California do you live?The reason i asked is i have a brother that live's in Grand Terrace,Back to the Doc's ,I been talking to one in California and one in Pa,,,They want to remove the old mesh and replace it with the same kind,That's not flying with me,,Thank's,,Joe
Ellen

United States

#310 Oct 6, 2007
I am between sacramento and lake Tahoe.If you are looking for a good Doc in cali. than research Stanford hospital on line they are a state of the atr hospital thats where I had my mesh removed good luck
Ellen

United States

#311 Oct 6, 2007
Joe_M wrote:
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Ellen what part in California do you live?The reason i asked is i have a brother that live's in Grand Terrace,Back to the Doc's ,I been talking to one in California and one in Pa,,,They want to remove the old mesh and replace it with the same kind,That's not flying with me,,Thank's,,Joe
Joe if they take your old mesh out I would not let them put more mesh in, read all the problems people are having you are just going to ask for more trouble with mesh
Bruce

Hollywood, FL

#312 Oct 6, 2007
Attention Jennifer, you wrote that your uncle passed away related to Prolene Mesh complication.
The FDA is interested in this information. Please E-mail me ASAP at: brosenberg1@Bellsouth.net I will need some of his medical record to present to the FDA to alert them to the potential dangers of these products. Please help us,

Bruce
Joe_M

Sulphur, OK

#313 Oct 6, 2007
Ellen i hate to heep bothering you..May i ask what did the Doc's replace what they took out of you with?Thank's,,, Joe
Ellen

United States

#314 Oct 6, 2007
joe post your email and I will email you

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