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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:
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.
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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