There needs to be better regulation of devices used in medical care - this mesh is still used by the NHS but has been considered a high risk procedure by the USA for a decade.
We trust what our doctors tell us but maybe we should rely more on our own research - something you should not have to do when it comes to medical care.
For the past eight years, Carolyn Tyrer has been in constant pain. The 58-year-old mother-of-two feels like her pelvic area is being “ripped apart” whenever she walks. It is all down to a surgical procedure she had back in 2009 to cure her mild stress incontinence. Like thousands of women, Tyrer was advised to have a vaginal mesh implant, known as TVT (tension-free vaginal tape surgery) where a piece of mesh is placed into the vagina to combat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence – issues that typically affect women years after childbirth. More than 92,000 women had vaginal mesh implants between 2007 and 2015 in England, and about one in 11 is said to have complications. More than 800 of these women are now taking legal action against the NHS and mesh manufacturers. Tyrer is one of these women.