Pelvic Mesh Can Slice Right Through Vaginas
At first, pelvic mesh seemed like a godsend for patients suffering from incontinence or prolapses thanks to weakened pelvic muscles. It might be unpleasant to think about a circle cut from a window screen being jammed into your soft spots, but if it prevents your organs from falling out of your body, that's a win, right?
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Maybe not. Transvaginal mesh has a tendency to shift, and the edges of the mesh are like a serrated knife. Doctors call it "erosion," while we call it *unintelligible screaming*. In addition to steak-knifing you from the inside, "erosion" can cause serious infection and even death. And yet the manufacturers, whose executives have made jokes about "screwing a wire brush," clearly don't give a damn. Naturally, lawsuits abounded, but the public didn't seem to care about them very much. That all changed when stories broke about affected women's sex partners being sliced and diced too. "Women dying? Eh. What else is on? Dicks being sliced? That's front-page news!"
But hey, if you've still got to take this stuff, at least keep it organized.
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