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#vaginal mesh

# vaginal-mesh - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'
# Ignored
# Ignored

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'

Jul 8th 2020, 12:02 AM 21,578 Views 9 Comments

Irish patient groups call for a State apology and similar inquiries here following the publication of a UK report.

# vaginal-mesh - Monday 11 November, 2019

Funding for specialist centres confirmed after 'positive' meeting with vaginal mesh campaigners
# Mesh Survivors Ireland
# Mesh Survivors Ireland

Funding for specialist centres confirmed after 'positive' meeting with vaginal mesh campaigners

Nov 11th 2019, 5:49 PM 10,542 Views 0 Comments

The Minister has asked that an independent report be compiled detailing these patients’ experiences in the healthcare system.

# vaginal-mesh - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Vaginal mesh implants: Women complain of delay in aftercare for severe complications
# Health
# Health

Vaginal mesh implants: Women complain of delay in aftercare for severe complications

Jun 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 23,351 Views 11 Comments

These surgeries have been suspended until recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer are implemented.

# vaginal-mesh - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh

Apr 17th 2019, 4:17 PM 21,032 Views 14 Comments

The FDA said it couldn’t assure women that these devices were safe and effective longterm.

# vaginal-mesh - Monday 26 November, 2018

Women with vaginal mesh complications too ill to attend protest over their care
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# Vaginal Mesh

Women with vaginal mesh complications too ill to attend protest over their care

Nov 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 10,929 Views 0 Comments

Last week the Minister for Health confirmed the ban on these surgeries will not be lifted until a number of key recommendations are implemented.

# vaginal-mesh - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Changes to vaginal surgeries as Minister praises women for 'making public their private suffering'
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Changes to vaginal surgeries as Minister praises women for 'making public their private suffering'

Nov 21st 2018, 4:40 PM 11,354 Views 6 Comments

Irish women who have had these surgeries have reported complications like chronic pain, reduced mobility and recurrent infections.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Reports made of controversial laser treatments being offered in place of vaginal mesh devices
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Reports made of controversial laser treatments being offered in place of vaginal mesh devices

Oct 30th 2018, 6:00 AM 14,882 Views 4 Comments

The FDA issued a warning about the use of these treatments in July.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'
# Complications
# Complications

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'

Sep 18th 2018, 3:40 PM 6,151 Views 2 Comments

The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.

# vaginal-mesh - Monday 17 September, 2018

Review finds surgeons did not report women's vaginal mesh complications to watchdog
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Review finds surgeons did not report women's vaginal mesh complications to watchdog

Sep 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 26,588 Views 17 Comments

The HSE has suspended the use of these medical devices pending the outcome of a report from the Chief Medical Officer.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ireland to pause use of transvaginal mesh after 'understandable public anxiety'
# Complications
# Complications

Ireland to pause use of transvaginal mesh after 'understandable public anxiety'

Jul 24th 2018, 7:09 PM 22,771 Views 4 Comments

Thousands of women across the world have suffered complications after having a vaginal mesh device implanted.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

NHS suspends vaginal mesh operations in England over risk of 'life-changing injuries'
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

NHS suspends vaginal mesh operations in England over risk of 'life-changing injuries'

Jul 10th 2018, 8:55 AM 12,460 Views 3 Comments

The chair of an independent review said she had not seen evidence that the benefits of mesh outweigh the “severity of human suffering” caused by complications.

# vaginal-mesh - Sunday 8 July, 2018

HSE tells doctors they must inform women of 'longterm pain' risk before vaginal mesh operations
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

HSE tells doctors they must inform women of 'longterm pain' risk before vaginal mesh operations

Jul 8th 2018, 8:00 AM 21,465 Views 6 Comments

The notification was issued immediately after a meeting between Minister for Health Simon Harris and women who were affected by vaginal mesh complications.

# vaginal-mesh - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications
# Mesh Survivors
# Mesh Survivors

Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications

May 17th 2018, 7:43 PM 14,420 Views 21 Comments

His office said the cancellation was due to “urgent other work commitments” and has been rescheduled for next month.

# vaginal-mesh - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications
# Medical Care
# Medical Care

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications

Apr 22nd 2018, 4:00 PM 13,538 Views 3 Comments

There have been thousands of reports internationally of painful complications from women who have undergone these procedures.

# vaginal-mesh - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'It needs to be stopped': Vaginal mesh patients ask Chief Medical Officer to listen to their stories
# Complications
# Complications

'It needs to be stopped': Vaginal mesh patients ask Chief Medical Officer to listen to their stories

Mar 11th 2018, 8:30 AM 23,910 Views 1 Comment

The HSE said Dr Holohan’s review will be completed in the coming months but did not confirm whether he would be engaging with patients.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'A huge win for campaigners': Thousands of vaginal mesh cases to be reviewed in England
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

'A huge win for campaigners': Thousands of vaginal mesh cases to be reviewed in England

Jan 30th 2018, 11:44 AM 9,203 Views 5 Comments

Campaigners in Ireland are calling for a similar audit to be carried out here.

# vaginal-mesh - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'It was cutting my husband during sex': Women with vaginal mesh complications take fight to the Dáil
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

'It was cutting my husband during sex': Women with vaginal mesh complications take fight to the Dáil

Jan 24th 2018, 6:32 PM 26,702 Views 12 Comments

Today a consultant from Scotland told TDs he stopped doing these procedures in 2014 because he believed the risks outweighed the benefits.

'Incontinence, groin pain, I find it hard to walk and physical relations with my husband are impossible'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Incontinence, groin pain, I find it hard to walk and physical relations with my husband are impossible'

Jan 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 35,758 Views 19 Comments

Niamh had a vaginal mesh operation 10 years ago and says even though she is only 58, she now feels like she is 90.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

WATCH: Irish woman explains the pain caused by vaginal mesh implant
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

WATCH: Irish woman explains the pain caused by vaginal mesh implant

Jan 23rd 2018, 9:45 PM 32,700 Views 11 Comments

Members of a support group for women who experienced complications will protest outside Leinster House tomorrow.

# vaginal-mesh - Saturday 23 December, 2017

More than ten women to sue the HSE in 2018 over vaginal mesh implants
# Sling The Mesh
# Sling The Mesh

More than ten women to sue the HSE in 2018 over vaginal mesh implants

Dec 23rd 2017, 6:00 AM 17,332 Views 5 Comments

It is also expected a further 20 private patients will take action in the New Year.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Vaginal mesh campaigner dies in Canada after being hospitalised for sepsis
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Vaginal mesh campaigner dies in Canada after being hospitalised for sepsis

Dec 5th 2017, 10:47 AM 124,092 Views 9 Comments

Mother-of-two Chrissy Brajcic had an operation to treat her urinary incontinence four years ago.

# vaginal-mesh - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Surgeon says vaginal mesh patients' complications were 'ignored' by doctors
# Incontinence
# Incontinence

Surgeon says vaginal mesh patients' complications were 'ignored' by doctors

Dec 2nd 2017, 7:05 AM 21,703 Views 9 Comments

Just this week a leaked report from the UK’s health watchdog recommended banning one of these surgeries.

# vaginal-mesh - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'

Nov 15th 2017, 4:45 PM 12,411 Views 24 Comments

The health minister said he takes it “extraordinarily seriously” if anyone is experiencing pain as a result of a surgery in this country.

# vaginal-mesh - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Minister Zappone to raise Irish women's vaginal mesh complications with Simon Harris
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Minister Zappone to raise Irish women's vaginal mesh complications with Simon Harris

Nov 9th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,028 Views 8 Comments

Concerns about procedures using these devices have been raised in recent months amid international scrutiny and hundreds of law suits.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Patients encouraged to report vaginal mesh complications to Irish health watchdog
# Sling The Mesh
# Sling The Mesh

Patients encouraged to report vaginal mesh complications to Irish health watchdog

Oct 31st 2017, 6:05 AM 29,029 Views 8 Comments

Some women have described experiencing chronic pain for years after these surgeries.

# vaginal-mesh - Monday 30 October, 2017

'It had cut through and was sticking there': Irish women share vaginal mesh horror stories
# Transvaginal Mesh
# Transvaginal Mesh

'It had cut through and was sticking there': Irish women share vaginal mesh horror stories

Oct 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 38,891 Views 29 Comments

The devices have been subject to international scrutiny over the last year and Irish women have now started to speak out about complications.

# vaginal-mesh - Monday 18 September, 2017

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants
# Prolapse
# Prolapse

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants

Sep 18th 2017, 6:15 AM 78,996 Views 11 Comments

Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.