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Use of mesh in operations

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Buzzer20 Thu 23-Jan-20 18:57:11

A friend is having an operation after chemo to repair after a histerectomy to support organs. Do they still use mesh which is causing problems.

Fennel Thu 23-Jan-20 19:09:58

There's a lot of debate about this, various brands of mesh.
I had an abdominal hernia repair recently when the surgeon used mesh, but this didn't have much to support. Thank God all is well up to now.
But the use of mesh to support lower organs is another matter and there are a few doubts from what I've read.
It's a complex medical matter. My mind also tells me that it must depend on how the mesh is attached, but what do I know?
I can still feel the ridge where mine is attached on one side.

Greyduster Thu 23-Jan-20 19:26:19

Like Fennel I had a hernia repaired using mesh, but I believe the NICE protocol now is that for prolapse and similar gynaecological repairs, mesh should no longer used.

NotAGran55 Thu 23-Jan-20 19:33:38

I had an abdominal repair done with mesh 9 years ago 20cm x 8cm held in place by 42 staples smile
No problems at all .