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"Tension-free Vaginal Tape implant"

About: Queen Alexandra Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

I had a tvt implant in 2014 att the QA hospital Portsmouth, over the next 3 years I slowly began a decline in health and all my symptoms were put down to the menopause. 

In Jan 2017 at work I suffered a sudden searing pain in my groin and could not put my foot to the floor ( this was the last work I have done since). 

At first they said it was a slipped disc , but after 2 months and nothing improving I had a private MRI on spine which didn't concur the original diagnosis since then nobody has taken me seriously and the decline only worsened to almost permanently bed ridden to many prescribed drugs which do not work and no life at all.

In July  2018 I joined a tvt mesh group as my symptoms seemed familiar and within weeks knew my mesh was the culprit. 

It had eroded through vagina and cut into my groin causing severe nerve pain.

Nov I had removal with a mesh expert again privately but for me the damage is done I am so unhappy and my quality of life is awful .Feb I had to have a double inguinal hernia OP due to previous operation bought on from technic. 

I have come in the past to QA for help on this and been ignored no help when I've been in agony. The mesh expert I saw suggested pelvic physio to my doctor but that's ignored.

Where do I go now when I need help I have no support unless privately which I can no longer afford . 

Feeling very alone and desperate. 

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Response from Lisa Wood, Complaints Officer, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 2 years ago
Lisa Wood
Complaints Officer,
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Submitted on 20/03/2019 at 12:24
Published on Care Opinion at 16:17


I'm sorry you feel this way. Please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0800 917 6039 or by email at and let the ladies know what has been going on so that they can get this looked into for you. You can also pop into their drop-in office in the A-Level Main Reception area and they will be happy to help.

Best wishes


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Update posted by Dreading the future (the patient)

Thankyou lisa that's very kind.

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