Mesh Implants and Pelvic Floor Exercise

Surgical mesh has been used since the 1990's for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, but with the scandal surrounding the transvaginal mesh implant seemingly every where, what can you do if you have a mesh implant?

What is the mesh scandal?

You can't have avoided the awful news that is everywhere about the mesh scandal!

Thousands of women that have been left with life changing injuries after having the transvaginal mesh implant and now the tragic death of a young mother of two has hit the headlines.

Help, I have a transvaginal mesh implant!

Here at Kegel8 we get a lot of women calling us who have the transvaginal mesh implant, asking if it is safe for them to carry out pelvic floor exercises, as everyone is different we asked the experts for their advice.

After speaking with Physiotherapist and Squeezy App creator Myra Robson and with advice from leading Gynaecologist Ms Elneil (mesh implant removal surgeon), we can report as follows:

  • If you have mesh complications focus on pelvic floor relaxation, however if you can do your pelvic floor exercises without any pain and you feel that they are helping, there is no reason to avoid them.
  • If pelvic floor exercises aggravate any of your symptoms, avoid them.
  • If you have had mesh removal, please avoid exercising the pelvic floor for three months and gradually return to them after this time.
  • If you are wanting to use an electronic pelvic toner like the Kegel8 Ultra 20, which does all the hard work for you and guarantees that you are working and resting the muscles for the correct amount of time, it is the same advice as above - if it aggravates you discontinue use and wait three months after mesh removal.
  • If you are in any doubt over what to do please see your GP or a physiotherapist.

Mesh Update - January 2018

Ms Elneil is recommending no formal pelvic floor exercises (using a pelvic toner) for the first three months post removal of mesh.

We are working alongside Myra Robson and Ms Elneil to bring you accurate advice on  transvaginal mesh removal.