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TVT Sling Patient Stories

Urinary Retention & Lower Abdominal Pain Following TVT Sling

A 40+ year-old patient who was unable to empty her bladder and suffered from abdominal pain following TVT Sling (Lynx, Boston-Scientific) surgery.

Urethra Pain following TVT Sling

A 57 year-old patient experienced urethra pain, pain with intercourse, and complications with emptying her bladder as a result of SPARC (TVT-type) mesh sling surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Vaginal Mesh Extrusion & Vaginal Pain following TVT Sling

A 52-year-old patient experienced pain and vaginal bleeding after intercourse as a result of a TVT Sling which began to extrude through the vaginal skin.

Groin, Inner Thigh, Labia and Vaginal Pain after TVT sling

A 39-year-old patient suffered from vaginal, urethral, inguinal, thigh, and labia pain 5 weeks after an initial TVT Sling surgery. Complete Laparoscopic / Vaginal removal entire of mesh sling.

TVT Sling - Mesh in Bladder & Vaginal Pain

A 52-year-old patient experienced pain and vaginal bleeding with intercourse following TVT Sling surgery.

TVT Sling Complication; Supra Pubic Pain

A 52-year-old patient felt increasing pain in the right suprapubic region and a vaginal bulge following TVT Sling and Perigee (Anterior Wall Mesh for cystocele surgery).

Mesh Extrusion from Posterior Vaginal Wall Mesh
& Lower Abdominal Pain following a TVT Sling

Following TVT Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence and Posterior Repair for Rectocele surgery, a 62-year-old patient suffered recurrent prolapse, persistent urinary leakage, and mesh extrusion as a result of the mesh balling up and extruding through the vagina and the TVT sling going through the sigmoid colon.

TVT (Align) Sling and Posterior Avaulta Complication

Following Posterior Avaulta for Rectocele and TVT Sling surgery, a 52-year-old patient experienced increasing pain in the right suprapubic region and vaginal pain.

Mesh Extrusion & Painful Intercourse after TVT sling

A 62-year-old patient experienced painful intercourse and mesh extrusion through her vaginal epithelium following a TVT sling revision to correct an initial sling placement seven years earlier.

Pelvic pain, vaginal pain and painful intercourse for both the patient and her husband.

The patient is a 53-year-old female whose primary symptoms include vaginal pain and painful intercourse for more than FIVE years. The patient reports she has been unable to have intercourse for more than two years. She reports urine leakage, which is exacerbated during orgasm. She also explains having intercourse is uncomfortable for her husband. Her original surgeon performed the TVT in 2003; at that time she was treated for a cystocele and cough urine leakage. She also had an anterior repair for cystocele with a TVT sling.

Mesh Extrusion & Vaginal Bleeding following TVT-O Sling

Vaginal Pain following TVT sling procedure

A 53-year-old patient experienced vaginal heaviness and pain for 2.5 years as well as lower abdominal pain following the placement and eventual removal of a TVT-type sling.

Lower abdominal pain following TVT Sling placement

A 50-year-old female experienced suprapubic pain, dyspareunia, and painful intercourse following a TVT Sling.

Mesh Erosion into the Urethra following TVT Sling

This patient is a 56-year-old woman from Maryland with a chief complaint of severe pain when she stands or walks as well as severe pain with intercourse over the last six months. The patient had a TVT sling performed by a urogynecologist in Tennessee in 2005 and did well for six and half years.

Lower Abdominal Pain, Pain with Intercourse, Vaginal Pain, Right Buttock Pain, and Urinary Incontinence following TVT Sling & Pelvisoft Graft with Sacrospinous Ligament Suspension

37-year-old patient with a chief compliant of lower abdominal pain, vaginal pain and painful intercourse since her surgery. Only 4 months after her initial surgery, she underwent another procedure to relieve her pain. Because the surgery failed to relieve her pain, the patient drove to Atlanta from Savannah, GA for an evaluation by Dr. Miklos & Dr. Moore.

Lower Abdominal Pain, Pain Upon Sitting, Vaginal Pain, & Mesh Erosion into Rectum

The patient is a 56-year-old female from Chattanooga, TN with mesh erosion in the rectum. She reports pain upon sitting, after rectal exams, pain in her lower abdomen and the vagina. The patient had surgery four years ago and at that time had both Anterior & Posterior Prolifts (treatment of cystocele and rectocele using mesh) and a TVT Secure sling for cough urine leakage.

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