Reply To: Mesh Removal Question
Andy Elliot, you really should get your medical records. There are many different types of mesh and some of them might be made of a material that explains your symptoms. Progrip has polylactic acid, which is meant to degrade over time and be absorbed by the body. Atrium’s mesh had an Omega-3 fish oil coating on it, which has been shown to cause problems. Later they polymerized the fish oil and that also caused problems. There are materials with anti-bacterial metals in them. Some materials are prone to infection, like the biologics.
The more you know the better off you will be. Most surgeons never solve the problems that their own mesh implantation caused. They end up working on other surgeon’s problems. Often, problems like yours will just be classified as a “mesh reaction”. The body’s rejection reaction can be very strong.
Anyway, I’m not sure that many surgeons actually frequent this forum so you probably won’t get an answer. Here is a link that might help you find specific experiences like yours. Sometimes doctor will publish about the odd cases that they come across.