What Is Transvaginal Mesh?

You understand a medical subject deserves Googling when celebs begin Tweeting about it. And recently, comedian Chelsea Peretti did just that when she couldn’t assist but observe a deluge of commercials referencing transvaginal mesh.

We went to the experts to discover exactly what transvaginal mesh is and why it’s been appearing on our screens so much recently.

Exactly what Is It– and Why Is It Made use of?

Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant. It’s used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (a.k.a. when your bladder, uterus, and/or anus starts to come down from your vaginal area).

“The significant need to use the mesh in the surgical treatment is that the native tissue [in the vaginal area] may well be extended and may not have actually been the best in the very first location,” says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., medical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale Medical School. “So folks utilize these meshes to give a better suspension, or holding up, of the tissues.”