Dyspareunia, or painful sexual intercourse, is one of the serious complications recently linked to the placement of transvaginal mesh. In severe cases, transvaginal mesh-induced dyspareunia becomes excruciating and revision surgery may be required to correct the problem. In addition to dyspareunia, transvaginal mesh patches have been linked to complications including erosion, infections, organ perforation, and the recurrence of urinary problems.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to the placement of a transvaginal mesh or vaginal mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the transvaginal mesh and we can help.
What’s the Problem?
Dyspareunia can be one of the most painful and frustrating symptoms for women suffering from transvaginal mesh complications. The condition can have devastating effects on a couple’s sex life and relationship, and cause profound psychological and emotional damage to the woman. Dyspareunia can be caused by mesh erosion or extrusion, scar tissue formation, or the presence of fistulas. In the most severe cases, dyspareunia caused by transvaginal mesh can cause so much pain that it makes sexual intercourse for the woman impossible.
Symptoms of Dyspareunia
Signs and symptoms of mesh-induced dyspareunia may include:
- Pain during sexual entry or penetration
- Pain with any type of penetration, such as tampon insertion
- Pain specific to certain circumstances or partners
- New or sudden pain after painless intercourse
- Deep or sharp pain during sexual thrusting
- Burning pain
- Deep ache
A variety of treatment options can be implemented for women suffering from dyspareunia, which may include:
- Revision surgery;
- Vaginal exercises - Kegels and pelvic wall relaxation skills can help decrease pain;
- Sex counseling - Can improve intimacy and communication, and help dissociate the link between intercourse and pain;
- Treatment of underlying causes - If dyspareunia is caused by an infection, proper management of the infection can work wonders in improving the woman’s sex life;
- Lubricants - Can reduce friction and minimize discomfort;
- Change positions - Some positions may create deep penetration that can make intercourse more painful.
Do I Have a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new transvaginal mesh complications cases in all 50 states.
Free Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one have been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to the placement of a transvaginal mesh or vaginal mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a transvaginal mesh suit and we can help.