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What are the complications associated with vaginal mesh?

The most common complication with vaginal mesh is erosion of the mesh through the vagina; the erosion can be debilitating for some women, and several surgeries may be necessary to correct the erosion.  In addition to erosion, mesh shrinkage has been reported.  Both erosion and shrinkage may lead to severe pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, or the inability to have intercourse.  Moreover, some men may experience pain during intercourse when the penis is exposed to vaginal mesh that has eroded.