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How transvaginal mesh may cause a recto-vaginal fistula

Posted on December 15, 2014 11:59 am under Product Liability

Fistulas are abnormal passage between two cavities of tubular organs. A recto-vaginal fistula, for instance, abnormally connects the rectum and the vagina. Because the stool and gas may pass through the vagina, women with recto-vaginal fistula are more prone to other more serious health conditions, such as infections.

Several cases of recto-vaginal fistulas have been associated with invasive pelvic surgeries involving transvaginal mesh. Transvaginal mesh is synthetic mesh designed to support pelvic organs during surgery related to pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Women who experience passage of gas, fecal matter or pus from the vagina, persistent urinary tract or vaginal infections, painful sexual intercourse, irritation of the vulva, and vaginal discharge after undergoing a procedure involving transvaginal mesh should immediately get tested for possible recto-vaginal fistula diagnosis.

Our team of transvaginal mesh injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is ready to help Wisconsin residents fight for justice and compensation whenever they have been hurt by this dangerous medical implant. Call us today at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your situation.