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One In Three Patients Develop Fibromyalgia After A Surgical Mesh Implant, Warns Patient Support Group

Thursday 7 September 2017


From UK news outlet the Wisbech Standard:


Couple holding hands
Sling The Mesh survey shows 1 in three
develop fibromyalgia after a mesh implant

One in three patients develop fibromyalgia after a surgical mesh implant, warns patient support group

One in three people who have had a surgical mesh implant to treat incontinence, prolapse or hernia go on to develop fibromyalgia according to a patient survey.

Kath Sansom
3 September 2017
© 2017 Archant Community Media Ltd

Sling The Mesh support group ran a poll which revealed that 54 out of 187 people developed diagnosed fibromyalgia following a polypropylene plastic implant - 29 per cent.

The number suffering fibromyalgia in the general population is 4.7 per cent according to a UK charity which this week runs an awareness campaign into the painful condition.

A study in the BMJ shows the number suffering in the general population is 5.4 per cent.

A Sling The Mesh spokesman said: “Our survey shows the incidence of fibromyalgia in mesh patients is around six times higher than what you would expect in the general population.”


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