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so confused

i had the bladder sling put in in 2010 due to urinary incontinence..2013, a piece eroded..i had to have that taken out..then a couple months later another piece had to be removed..my question to my doctor was "why cant you take it all out?" he said that it didnt seem like the last of it was bothering me , so just leave it be...now..im having problems again with pain on my right side during sex..i went to my uro/gyno and he didnt seem to think the mesh was my problem..he seemed to think it was dryness due to menopause and the muscle wont relax....this is where i get confused...ive had nine babies so i dont think there is a problem with relaxing the muscle at all..i think its mesh related and feel he wants to brush this off as what he says..i also get horrible UTI's after sex everytime now...i dont even want to have sex anymore because it hurts and i get the infection... i want this nasty mesh out of me and i want to make sure its all gone!! how can i trust a doctor if he is just going to blow it off as menopause...idk..im sooo confused, please help me
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Sorry to read of your problem.  If your pain is related to your sling, It should hurt at the area of the sling.  If you are having pain some where else in the vagina, the urogyn may me correct.  As women age, the vaginal tissues become thin and don't tolerate intercourse well.  Topical vaginal estrogen helps this issue a lot.  As far as removing the mesh, sling, goes, depending on what was place, TOT transobturator, TVT transvaginal, or Single Incision Sling, removing "All" the mesh can be challenging.  I would suggest you get a second opinion, maybe from a Urologist and see what they say.  In addition, UTI's after intercourse can be treated as well.  J. Kyle Mathews, MD  
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thank you so much for answering my post :)   i had the transvaginal type...i also wanted to explain that the UTI's have only been happening every time just this past year..since they took some mesh out..ive had them before, but only during my pregnancies..the pain i have during intercourse IS the side the mesh is still on but my doc did recommend a cream type vaginal tablet that gets inserted..i tried this for the 2 weeks he said to and the pain and infection came back right after sex again...a second opinion is great advise..thank you again

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