English women suffering from urinary incontinence and organ prolapse are treated by vaginal mesh insertion. However, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in London has proposed the ban of these procedures, as they often leave women in extreme pain and unable to perform some of their body functions.
Vaginal meshes are used to treat organ prolapse and urinary incontinence
A vaginal mesh implant consists of inserting a device into a woman’s vagina to treat the deficiencies of the urinary tract. However, most of the times, this mesh cuts into the organ, causing untreatable pain. Also, the pain is so severe that they can no longer live their lives like all the other women.
Therefore, the experts at NICE recommend that vaginal mesh implants should be banned as a regular procedure. However, they might still be used for experimental purposes, as a way to improve their insertion and long-term effects. NHS England might comply with these recommendations, but none of the organizations released any official comments.
Complications of a vaginal mesh implant might lead to permanent pain
Next month, NICE will release a series of documents showing how dangerous vaginal mesh insertion can be. This procedure is quite unsafe, since it can lead to debilitating pain which permanently affects a woman’s life. However, it’s worth mentioning that this happens only if the patient suffers complications. All the other patients were happy with the implants.
However, NICE supports its claims with a few declarations made by victims of vaginal mesh implants. One woman says she can no longer walk without help or have intercourse with her husband because of the device. Also, she regularly has pain attacks of extreme intensity, which cannot be eased even if she takes strong pain medication.
“These can last from two to six hours at a time and is like having a heart attack.”
This usually happens when the mesh is inserted too close to the nerve, making it impossible to be completely removed. Sometimes, the device might even penetrate through the vagina. Therefore, the NICE officials call for an immediate ban of this dangerous practice, describing it as a huge health hazard.
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