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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dirkdig

United States

#5429 Feb 21, 2012
Brenda, let me guess? Physiomesh was your mesh?
dirkdig

United States

#5430 Feb 21, 2012
Jenna, Mesh is vital in hernia repair. How in the hell can you make someones body rebuild collagen that broke down in the first place? You have to guid and reinforce the growth. You can suture all day long and that won't work. Plus you will be in more pain. your pain in your shoulders is from the Gas in anesthesia. Anytime someone goes through rentry laporscopically, they take the mesh out because it's already served its purpose and taking it out will provide you with better comfort.
Anonymous

United States

#5431 Feb 21, 2012
Patty, Atrium's mesh is 85 grams per meter squared wich means that it is tough as hell compared to other mesh products, yet it is light weight. Then add on that the mesh is OMEGA 3 Fatty acid. If you are having a reaction to that, then you should not be alive in the first place. Think about it, OMEGA 3 is 90% of the fat in your brain. Your surgeon f'd up.
Patty

Eugene, OR

#5432 Feb 21, 2012
dirkdig wrote:
patty,I am a expert on hernias. Your pain is from fixation and not from the mesh it's self. Bare polypropolene is not causing you to have pain years after surgery. The mesh products people should be worried about are the coating mesh products used in intraPeritoneum hernias... Well, let me back up, polyester and bard marlex and perfix plug are bare mesh products that hurt like hell. There are 2 types of mesh companies. Ones that make mesh for the patient and ones that make a mesh that is easy for the surgeon to use which makes him look good but you are f#*%. Atrium is the first one.... They are the only mesh company that is backed by preclinical and post clinical studies on all products. The rest will do a study on a pig and then they will negotiate thier way into the hospital and lie to the surgeons about how it works. They can do this because they are much bigger than little atrium and afford the lawsuits....
Im not the one in pain, its my husband who was injured by 1. Mesh- Alloderm which cause massive internal hernias, which all had to be cut out.#2 Atrium CQUR mesh which caused a even more damage, and more disection of tissue that was healthy 8 weeks before.# 3 an infection due to the junk that the surgeon could not remove, he tried to get it all, he was shocked to see the damage and immediatly removed the Atrium CQUR from his office.# 3 the junk that the surgeon was not able to find that made its way further down into the abdoman has caused bleeding and infection which was MRSA, The gift that keeps on giving. Im not sure what fixation is, and I do value an expert opinion.
Patty

Eugene, OR

#5433 Feb 21, 2012
dirkdig wrote:
Patty, Atrium's mesh is 85 grams per meter squared wich means that it is tough as hell compared to other mesh products, yet it is light weight. Then add on that the mesh is OMEGA 3 Fatty acid. If you are having a reaction to that, then you should not be alive in the first place. Think about it, OMEGA 3 is 90% of the fat in your brain. Your surgeon f'd up.
the first thing the surgeon said after removing the CQUR was that he had no idea my husband was allergic to fish oil. Hes not! The fish oil did not adhere to the Mesh and caused a reaction which rotted surrounding tissue.It looked like rotting cottage cheese, and really messed him up. My husband did not heal. Then the surgeon had to remove that tissue. And on and on and on. He is still sick, day in day out.
Patty

Franklin Park, NJ

#5434 Feb 21, 2012
dirkdig wrote:
Patty, Atrium's mesh is 85 grams per meter squared wich means that it is tough as hell compared to other mesh products, yet it is light weight. Then add on that the mesh is OMEGA 3 Fatty acid. If you are having a reaction to that, then you should not be alive in the first place. Think about it, OMEGA 3 is 90% of the fat in your brain. Your surgeon f'd up.
dirkdigl- and you are an expert? What makes you an expert? Im just a very scared wife.
LARC

Canyon Country, CA

#5435 Feb 22, 2012
Patty wrote:
<quoted text> dirkdigl- and you are an expert? What makes you an expert? Im just a very scared wife.
what exactly is it that makes you a expert? and what information do you have on prolene and timesh?
Aaron

Saint Louis, MO

#5436 Feb 22, 2012
How do I find out what kind of mesh patch I have? I don't really have much pain where it's implanted but I don't want something bad to happen down the road. I had hernia surgery in April of 2008, so I don't know if I have one of the recalled mesh patches or not.
patricia

Decatur, AL

#5437 Feb 22, 2012
dirkdig wrote:
patty,I am a expert on hernias. Your pain is from fixation and not from the mesh it's self. Bare polypropolene is not causing you to have pain years after surgery. The mesh products people should be worried about are the coating mesh products used in intraPeritoneum hernias... Well, let me back up, polyester and bard marlex and perfix plug are bare mesh products that hurt like hell. There are 2 types of mesh companies. Ones that make mesh for the patient and ones that make a mesh that is easy for the surgeon to use which makes him look good but you are f#*%. Atrium is the first one.... They are the only mesh company that is backed by preclinical and post clinical studies on all products. The rest will do a study on a pig and then they will negotiate thier way into the hospital and lie to the surgeons about how it works. They can do this because they are much bigger than little atrium and afford the lawsuits....
I do not understand how you can say the mesh is not hurting all of us I had the ethicon prolene mesh 2 as a matter of fact put in me in 95 I have been in pain since some days worst then others but still it has totally messed my life up I have so many dieases and now am wondering if it is from this mesh I can feel the big one i can tell erxcatly where it was now it feels diffrent can ot describe it but it is not where it once was .so please tell me and others why you feel like you are an expert on this I know it is not because you are a dr because every dr I have been to in the past has told me it is not the mesh that is my problem ....well on second thought maybe you are a dr once again denieing that mesh is our problem
LARC

Canyon Country, CA

#5438 Feb 22, 2012
patricia wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not understand how you can say the mesh is not hurting all of us I had the ethicon prolene mesh 2 as a matter of fact put in me in 95 I have been in pain since some days worst then others but still it has totally messed my life up I have so many dieases and now am wondering if it is from this mesh I can feel the big one i can tell erxcatly where it was now it feels diffrent can ot describe it but it is not where it once was .so please tell me and others why you feel like you are an expert on this I know it is not because you are a dr because every dr I have been to in the past has told me it is not the mesh that is my problem ....well on second thought maybe you are a dr once again denieing that mesh is our problem
Im guessing a sales rep for a mesh company
patricia

Decatur, AL

#5439 Feb 22, 2012
LARC wrote:
<quoted text>Im guessing a sales rep for a mesh company

I do not know about the others on here but I am ofended by someone telling me it is not the mesh and it can not hurt you after years of being put in I have gotten to the point of not being able to do very much and the pain at times is unbearable I have no insurance and owe tons of er visits that they always say it is my stomach when it feels like my entire stomach and chest is gona exploded
Patty

Eugene, OR

#5440 Feb 22, 2012
patricia wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not know about the others on here but I am ofended by someone telling me it is not the mesh and it can not hurt you after years of being put in I have gotten to the point of not being able to do very much and the pain at times is unbearable I have no insurance and owe tons of er visits that they always say it is my stomach when it feels like my entire stomach and chest is gona exploded
Im watching the love of my life, my best friend and soul mate go through this same thing. Luckily for us, the doctor my husband has is wonderful. Another person we are familiar with has gone to an internal medicine doctor, who found the problem created by the same mesh. The same problems, different man, 2000 miles away. Just got off the phone with his wife and it appears that his doctor is working very hard to get the thing off the market. I believe that a patient is a doctors best chance for furthering their medical education. a doctor who will listen and go the extra mile to do what it takes to find the problem. Im reading so many posts from people who say their doctor wont listen to them. And I do think that dirkdig has an interest in these posts for reasons he or she wont admit. Last time I checked dirkdig is a porn star in boogie nights. What a tool.
Patty

Eugene, OR

#5441 Feb 22, 2012
Aaron wrote:
How do I find out what kind of mesh patch I have? I don't really have much pain where it's implanted but I don't want something bad to happen down the road. I had hernia surgery in April of 2008, so I don't know if I have one of the recalled mesh patches or not.
Ask for your surgeons report. Or just ask the doctor who put it in. I know someone who had theirs put in a couple years ago and just had what was left of it removed and it caused massive internal damage.
LARC

Canyon Country, CA

#5442 Feb 22, 2012
patricia wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not know about the others on here but I am ofended by someone telling me it is not the mesh and it can not hurt you after years of being put in I have gotten to the point of not being able to do very much and the pain at times is unbearable I have no insurance and owe tons of er visits that they always say it is my stomach when it feels like my entire stomach and chest is gona exploded
I also have prolene implants bilateral inguinal in 2000 and have been lied to by some many dr and surgeons i have lost count and when someone says its not the mesh i reply can you prove it is not the mesh or are you lieing they always just walk out so i say PROVE ITS NOT THE MESH
Patty

Eugene, OR

#5443 Feb 22, 2012
LARC wrote:
<quoted text>Im guessing a sales rep for a mesh company
very well could be a rep. What a troll. And a tool. A trolls tool. Not proactive, I know, but oh well:)

Since: Jan 12

Tampa, FL

#5444 Feb 22, 2012
patricia wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not know about the others on here but I am ofended by someone telling me it is not the mesh and it can not hurt you after years of being put in I have gotten to the point of not being able to do very much and the pain at times is unbearable I have no insurance and owe tons of er visits that they always say it is my stomach when it feels like my entire stomach and chest is gona exploded
Hi Patricia ~ think some of us are becoming influenced by our doctors who say things like it cannot be the mesh. But--- All one has to do is read this forum and it is clear that people have a number of different reactions and injuries...some have been proven to come from the mesh. Everyone wants to put the burden of proof on the poor patient.

Due to the number of injuries --is why some of the mesh products have been recalled. people can go to FDA.com to see if their mesh is on the recall list. In most cases I don't think many in the medical profession do want to admit that the problems are coming form the mesh. I imagine many have been sued when it really was the surgical mesh causing the problem. We need to be supportive of one another and work together to gain information and press for more recalls. And support others who are working toward this goal. If you want to stay up todate or to help then follow Lana Keeton. http://www.truthinmedicine.us.com/ She is fabulous - I support her beliefs and I think good many of us with this mesh...are just a time bombs..some of us months later, some many years later end up with problems. Many are having auto-immune problems and I think mine is from the mesh...but doctors just scoot around that idea and say come back in 3 months...(Been to 5 doctors)Because they don't know why I keep having a rash and sinus issues, burning,etc. Rash and burning started the second after the surgery. OMG so frustrating!!!! Good luck everyone....Please share any successes with the group!!!
Patty

Eugene, OR

#5445 Feb 22, 2012
bebe10 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Patricia ~ think some of us are becoming influenced by our doctors who say things like it cannot be the mesh. But--- All one has to do is read this forum and it is clear that people have a number of different reactions and injuries...some have been proven to come from the mesh. Everyone wants to put the burden of proof on the poor patient.
Due to the number of injuries --is why some of the mesh products have been recalled. people can go to FDA.com to see if their mesh is on the recall list. In most cases I don't think many in the medical profession do want to admit that the problems are coming form the mesh. I imagine many have been sued when it really was the surgical mesh causing the problem. We need to be supportive of one another and work together to gain information and press for more recalls. And support others who are working toward this goal. If you want to stay up todate or to help then follow Lana Keeton. http://www.truthinmedicine.us.com/ She is fabulous - I support her beliefs and I think good many of us with this mesh...are just a time bombs..some of us months later, some many years later end up with problems. Many are having auto-immune problems and I think mine is from the mesh...but doctors just scoot around that idea and say come back in 3 months...(Been to 5 doctors)Because they don't know why I keep having a rash and sinus issues, burning,etc. Rash and burning started the second after the surgery. OMG so frustrating!!!! Good luck everyone....Please share any successes with the group!!!
I agree. I think the issue is letting our doctors know that we dont believe they are at fault. They use what they believe will help us at the time. Unless they know that there have been problems with the product and they have had the proper training on that specific product then a doctor is innocent. It may come down to finding the right doctor. Also there is no one test that can cover every possibility. A doctor who could order the right test could find the problem. Not all doctors have the same education and training backgrounds. The more people who post the better. We can learn from one another. I know I sure did! This last week I cinnected with a person who had the same exact problem with the same exact mesh. Both my husbands doctor and the other persons doctor agree, the mesh should no longer be used. The other persons doctor is a specialist.
Patty

Eugene, OR

#5446 Feb 22, 2012
Atrium CQUR , anyone had problems with this?
Don Williams

Eugene, OR

#5447 Feb 23, 2012
well the C-QUR patch dissolved and shrank in me within days I got a bad infection from this patch I had to have it removed and additional surgery to repair damage from Atrium C-QUR mesh this mesh is not a good product and needs to needs to be recalled asap I have spoken to many people who have had same results and my doctor and other doctors have pulled it from there supply and are not using it anymore !!! people are suffering all across the United States from this mesh . if you are having same result please respond to my email [email protected] Ty for this forum and God bless you all .

Since: Feb 12

Brainerd, MN

#5448 Feb 24, 2012
I've been reading posts related to mesh complications for almost a week and Topix website seems to be the most active. I've decided to join in your discussions as I have been having problems since undergoing surgery 28 Nov 2011.

I have been a firefighter since 1983 and have had a fair-share of being knocked off my feet with an injury a time or two as all of us have. After nearly three months post-operation, the pain issues, inclusive of a couple weeks away from being most likely terminated from my job, has me very worried.

Prior to surgery, the urologist discussed a possibility of incorporating mesh if needed, but the hernia was very large and installed both plug and mesh. Pain levels are a constant 2-3, with sharp daily stings at 6-7, and have incurred 10 level five times in the last two months. Pain transpires during no-stress physical activities: In early Jan, I woke up from a deep sleep screaming from two sharp level 10 pain strikes. In discussion with the surgeon, he indicated that my body is rejecting the mesh.

I've maintained a daily log of issues since 15 Dec, the time-frame when I was SUPPOSE to return to duty. I have an appt for a second opinion on Monday, but it's going to be too late as FMLA runs out at the end of this month. I do have councel, and once the medical reports are received I'll post product information on this discussion board, inclusive of submitting a report to the FDA.

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