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Liverpool Echo: Mum Left in Agony by Mesh Launches Campaign to Save Others

A news article, which appeared in the Liverpool Echo on 5th April 2012, explains how a Liverpool woman was left in agony after surgery for stress urinary incontinence involving the implantation of a synthetic mesh medical device.  Following severe complications, Teresa Hughes from St Helen’s, Merseyside, has now launched a campaign to save others from the harm of transvaginal mesh.

Mrs Hughes has presented a petition to the Government, calling for a national register for vaginal mesh implants (similar to the register for hip implants).  She argues that, although drugs have to pass many years of tests, devices like mesh products have very minimal testing.  She states that many women are suffering in silence and that there are few doctors who know how to deal with complications.

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2 thoughts on “Liverpool Echo: Mum Left in Agony by Mesh Launches Campaign to Save Others

  1. This is a good food for thought. We sufferers should really do this in all our local papers. I will give this some thought my end. Well done and thank you.

    Posted by I H | May 14, 2012, 10:51 am
  2. I have had 2 tvto’s. first one still had problem with urinary incontinance. 3rd op to repair damage in vagina. Skin taken from my labia to repair open wound in vagina, caused by the surgeon burning off scar tissue. Not successful. Ended up with a large haematolma. 4th op to reconstruct new vagina by taking a large amount of skin taken from the top of my left leg. This became infected and dead skin was hanging out of vagina. The last 2 ops were with the surgeon and a plastic surgeon. The plastic surgeon was tugging on the dead skin with a pair of tweezers. I now have a rigid ring inside my vagina and intercourse has not been possible since second op.

    Posted by Mrs. M. Sadler | January 23, 2017, 2:41 pm

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