According to a new study by Russian scientists, younger women with less serious cases of pelvic organ prolapse and those who had hysterectomies appear to be more at risk of experiencing post-surgical complications after they are implanted with a vaginal mesh device than other patients. The scientists presented their findings at the annual Congress of the European Association of Urology earlier this year.
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The study group was comprised of 677 patients who underwent vaginal implant mesh procedures between 2006 and 2010 as part of their treatment for POP. One month after their surgeries, the scientists conducted follow up evaluations, and then again three months later. They found that 17% of the participants experienced vaginal mesh complications: