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Validation for #pelvicmesh sufferers globally – Landmark decision

By |2019-11-21T12:50:00+11:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Complications from Mesh, Media, Mesh Injured Stories, News, Prolapse, Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), SUI|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

#classaction #mesh #meshinjured #pelvicmesh #shine #meshcomplicationsareNOTrare

Click here to read Newcastle Herald article 21 November 2019

Link to ABC News announcement 21 November 2019

Outside of Federal Court, Sydney Australia before the verdict was announced 21 November 2019 – Picture – Newcastle Herald

Australian mesh injured women stand in front of Federal Court Sydney Australia after monumental decision handed down regarding pelvic mesh 21 November 2019. Image Supplied

It’s like a ticking time bomb in your vagina

By |2019-08-15T19:55:24+10:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Complications from Mesh, Medical Professionals, Mesh Injured Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“Knowing what I know now, I understand why so many women disengage from medical help,” says Ms Watson.

“So little is still known about mesh injury, so doctors often turn us away with the message that ‘it’s all in your head.’ All of this needs to be kept in mind when treating someone with mesh injury.

“We are damaged. We react negatively. We are very scared, sick, and in a lot of pain. And that can cause bad behaviour in any human being. 

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Broken Promises – Good Weekend Magazine (15th June 2019) feature

By |2019-06-17T10:44:52+10:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Complications from Mesh, Media, Mesh Injured Stories, News, Prolapse, Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), SUI, woman|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The ‘eight-minute’ cure: how transvaginal mesh sentenced thousands of women to a life of pain

Up to 18,000 Australian women have suffered mild to horrific complications from the insertion of transvaginal mesh devices. How did the health system let them down so badly?

By Amanda Hooton and Joanne McCarthy

Mesh Injured?

By |2019-06-30T16:01:47+10:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Complications from Mesh, Hernia, Info, Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), Uncategorized|

Repair Surgery? Unwell? Could it be mesh?

  • Have you ever had surgery for hernia repair, pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence?
  • Did it leave you in pain, immediately or maybe years later?
  • Do you have unexplained illnesses now?

If so, you may want to voice your concerns confidentially to a trained mesh volunteer at 1800 MESHED (1800 637 433)

TOLL FREE NATIONAL HOTLINE 1800 637433 for anyone who may be affected by surgical mesh.

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Pudendal Neuralgia

By |2019-05-03T10:41:01+10:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Resources & Info – Pudendal Neuralgia


The below information is from WRIA (Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia), located in Sydney. Click here to go directly to their page

Pudendal neuralgia is chronic pain related to the pudendal nerve. Your pudendal nerve runs from your lower back, along your pelvic floor muscles, out to your perineum (the skin between your pubic bone and your tailbone).

It supplies the skin between the anus and the clitoris (or a man’s penis) as well as the muscles of the urethra and the anus (see light green area below).

The nerves throughout our bodies are usually supple and stretchy. They slide smoothly when we go about our everyday lives. Think about how far the nerves in your arms stretch when you reach above your head. We can also gently squash them for a while before they let us know, like the ‘dead arm’ feeling of pins and needles. They usually recover fairly quickly, too.

When nerves go through a large trauma (like a big fall onto a hard surface or a difficult labour) or lots of repetitive small trauma (like years of straining with constipation or repetitive heavy physical exercise) they can become irritated. Your nervous system can then become sensitised so that pain is triggered at a lower level, and the response is greater. It’s as though the volume is turned up for pain.

Pudendal neuralgia can come about when your pudendal nerve is exposed to traumas, the nerve is irritated, or compressed by bulky pelvic floor muscles or tight ligaments.

Symptoms of pudendal neuralgia

The main symptom of this problem is pain. This can be highly variable. You might feel burning, electric shock, shooting, aching, itch or a raw feeling in your clitoris, labia, vagina (penis in men), urethra, perineum, anus or rectum. You might find it difficult to sit because of your pain.

You may also experience bladder and bowel irritation. Sometimes you can feel this irritation without feeling much pain. Occasionally there is a full sensation in vagina or rectum.

Sometimes pain can be felt into the buttocks, legs and feet. This is because the skin there is supplied by the same level of your spinal cord and your brain ‘perceives’ the pain in the skin of your buttocks, legs and feet.

You may also have associated bladder, bowel or sexual problems.

Overseas Info Links

Click on the picture to go to a resource to learn more about PN