Chronic and sever pain developed from complications of using the Apogee Mesh in Jan 2010 for a rectocele and pelvic floor repair. I went to my GYN for severe vaginal pain and learned the mesh eroded into the vagina. It was cut and sewed. A rectum exam followed and the doctor's pinky was suddenly too large for my rectum.
Sitting hurts the buttocks and my leg is pulling. I am positive the mesh is too tight and was told it could not be loosened. Bowl movements feel as if glass as is cutting my insides as it creates anal fissures. The fecees must be manually removed. I went to the physical therapist to learn to relax my spasm sphincter. The therapist said it would have been easier to retrain the muscles before the surgery, especially with the mesh so tight.
Did not know Pelvic Floor Specialists existed and it took a while to obtain an appointment for another opinion. I was told the mesh needs to be removed. The tightness of the mesh has caused the anus to be too small to pass the bowl, the pain in the leg, and the pain on my side. I have a ‘new' rectal prolapsed. We scheduled the first open appointment so my records could be reviewed to create a Plan of Care.
Severe pain with bleeding occurred so I called the office for an emergency visit. I was shocked when they said they had too many triage patients and to go to my primary doctor, emergency room or back to the surgeon. Now I have a very bad taste for this pelvic floor ‘specialist.'
My rectal surgeon told me to ‘relax' the sphincter to move my bowls. If I could have done that, I would not have had the rectocele or these complications from the ?>?>?> mesh. Information and assistance is needed. The pain is intolerable.