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Pelvic Organic Prolapse Procedures With Mesh Increase, Leading to Age-based Complications

Despite FDA warnings that a synthetic mesh used to treat a weakening of the female pelvis's walls can cause infection, pain, and disease recurrence, surgeons are increasing their use of the device. What's more, when compared to not using mesh, younger patients who undergo surgery with mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are more likely to have a repeat surgery the following year, and older patients are more likely to have complications while they're in the hospital, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medical College.

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