I read Georgie Boy's post with great interest.
I was implanted with a Coloplast Virtue male sling approximately 3 1/2 months ago. It has been a terrible experience for me. My incontinence worsened dramatically and the pain continues to be intollerable. The mesh that is wrapped around the rami (bones in my lower pelvis) feel like I am sitting on a broomstick. This is becomming more painful each day. My scrotum skin
continues to burn and sting to the touch. My entire bottom side throbs continually. My urologist could only offer nerve medicine, nerve blocks or very strong narcotic pain killers. I do not wish to live doped up on pain medication.
I had appointments at The Cleveland Clinic last week and they will be surgically removing the Coloplast implant ASAP. They warned me that the pain and stinging sensations may continue for one year, following surgery, due to nerve iritation and damage from this device. I will be evaluated for AMS's AdVance sling when the Coloplast sling is being removed. If my condition permits, an AdVance sling will be implanted at that time. The AdVance sling is much less invasive than the Coloplast sling.
I do not anticipate any problems with the AdVance sling since only two mesh supports are routed upward from the bladder and it does not requite the tightly tensioned rigid mesh arms that are wrapped around my lower pelvic bones nor does it require the hard feeling mesh platform that is causing intollerable nerve irritation inside my sctotum.
I will soon be in the unenviable position of comparing both implants from personal experience.
And if GeorgieBoy
reads this posting, please email me at: email@example.com You were 100% on track with your warning!
Post Edited (male_sling_problems) : 11/2/2009 6:06:55 PM (GMT-7)