Transvaginal mesh contraction or shrinkage refers to situations where part or all of the mesh contracts after being implanted. Mesh contraction can result in severe pelvic pain, painful sexual intercourse, or an inability to engage in sexual intercourse. Symptoms of mesh contraction include vaginal shortening, vaginal tightening, and vaginal pain.
Much like mesh erosion, when mesh contraction occurs, multiple surgeries may be necessary to fix the issue. According to an Australian study in 2010, even after surgery to correct mesh contraction, a number of women still experienced pain and dyspareunia.
A previously unidentified risk
According to a 2011 FDA Safety Communication mesh contraction or shrinkage “is a previously unidentified risk.” The notification states that it mesh contraction has been “reported in the published scientific literature and in adverse event reports to the FDA” after the original 2008 FDA Public Health Notification.
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