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New Patient Advice

Updated 19 April 2011

Urinary incontinence (UI) and Stress Urinary incontinence (SUI) is any involuntary leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, which may have a profound impact on quality of life. Please read this article showing the Different types of incontinence and possible treatments. This is a PDF document, click on this link and a window will open, you can save or open the document to read, then scroll to the bottom of the document to return back to TVT Mum >>>>

If you are considering having the TVT Sling (transvaginal tension free tape), or you are thinking about having surgery involving synthetic polypropylene mesh for hernia's, prolapse, stress incontinence, bladder and bowel disorders. Our advice is to read the following

NICE Consent Procedures Benefit and Risks Uncertain >>>

Before having an operation for POP or SUI, be sure to let your surgeon know if you've had a past reaction to mesh materials such as polypropylene.

Questions you should ask the surgeon before you agree to surgery in which mesh will be used:

This advice has been recommended by the FDA USA Food and Drugs Administration and the MHRA Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
Source http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm142636.htm

Important fact's to consider
Have you recently had this surgery and you are thinking mine is working brilliantly?
My advice....some of us thought the same, well I did, my name is Lorraine, although I suffered many complications after surgery, 2 and a half years later I discovered mesh erosion! yep it had eroded through the midline urethra. Apparantly through my research on mesh erosion, the mesh can erode right from day 1 up until 7 years later!!!! my advice to everyone now who has recently had this surgery or you maybe thinking I have no problems; I say to them now "Please get a check up every 6 months, or yearly to make sure this does not happen to you".

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