Mesh Pain – What Works for You?

//Mesh Pain – What Works for You?

Mesh Pain – What Works for You?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 4, 2017 ~ A few readers have called in that they find relief from mesh pain through some unusual options.  Many readers want to avoid opiate use which can lead to addiction and constipation.  Please let us know what works for you? 


Jackie Bensinger, an acupuncturist from San Diego,  here, says with one acupuncture treatment, her client with hernia mesh lost the feelings of discomfort.  Bensinger thought it would take at least six sessions.



Doris says her doctor prescribed suppositories so she could resume going to the gym and walking even though she is fighting mesh pain.

Dr. Hibner prescribes an opiate Ketamine, Diazapam and Baclaofen for pain.  She gets it from a compounding pharmacy and save the exorbitant retail cost.  The medication comes in the form of a suppository.

She says it gives her “freedom to exercise even though she still has pain.”  And it doesn’t make her sleepy like other drugs. Here is an online discussion as a treatment for interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome, as well as here. 


A Florida woman used a comfrey plant she makes into an oil with coconut oil and beeswax, which she uses externally and calls a “miracle.” 

Also the herb, Malva Sylvestris is boiled down and drained it with a cheesecloth.  Learn more here.  

You may want to consult with an herbalist before you embark on your own path with herbs!!   

See  and  there is more here on comfrey leaves, which should also be used externally.

Understanding, all of this may not be your cup of tea. ###

By | 2017-08-04T17:33:13+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Medical News|17 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.


  1. Bejah Blue August 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Wow! Thanks for this, Jane and others. I look forward to reading about what others are doing for their pain. Please post here people. We need to share information and help each other. Others have failed us. Let us not abandon each other.


  2. August 18, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Please get helycrisim essential oil ( try to find it in its purest version ) like
    The one I get from Nature Sunshine products, then mix with lavandería essential oil and massage, your pelvic, groins, low back, it is just fantastic, of course the pain is there but at least you can get some relief other than opioids.

    • Jane Akre August 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you. every suggestion is much appreciated! Also if you have a suggestion, like Deni did, suggest the brand name as where one can get it.

    • Bejah Blue September 14, 2017 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks for this Daniee…


  3. Bernard Browne August 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I have changed to low carb
    Keto DIET
    And Apple cider vinegar with the mother in it
    Table spoon in morning and night
    Seems to slow bio film around hernia mesh
    I HAVE had poly mesh BETA TECH implanted in 2003
    X3 hernia 1 iquinual
    Laparoscopic the surgeon now retired six years ago
    I also avoid SUGARS
    Have had AUTOIMMUNE
    All R/H SIDE
    Hip replacement
    CARPAL TUNNEL both hands had operation

    Diabetic 3 years after implant
    Skin rashes
    Helio Bacter
    HIGH BLOOD pressure
    Swollen tummy
    Treat sores with bactroban
    My bloods DOCTOR said are ok
    All hidden here in Oz australia
    The hospital I had procedure
    Done have no record
    I kept my PAPER work
    I am doing better
    Than other poor souls
    Have learned to live with it as DOCTOR puts it down to old age ????????????????????

    • Jane Akre August 18, 2017 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      Hate that explanation “old age”…..

      • Evelyn L Airey August 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm - Reply

        I hate to be called old and you have to deal with it. So now I use Cannabis oil and it helps some what but really need to see what others are using Thanks Jane

  4. Agnet August 18, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    There is a new creme here based on cbd oil. I use it for meshpain in my perineum. At nights I use oxycodon. An d nitrazepam.
    There is also a plant which is called mitragina speciosa. I am going to try to replace the oxycodon with that.

  5. Bejah Blue August 27, 2017 at 1:38 am - Reply

    I wanted to reply to SS post about D-mannose and add this: It is a type of sugar that is related to glucose, but it does not behave like sugar in the body. It is used to help prevent urinary tract infections because it inhibits bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract.

    D-mannose can greatly improve quality of life and reduce reliance on antibiotics which can have very detrimental effects on your immune system. D-mannose is a natural molecule that is found in cranberries, apples and some other fruits. It is the active ingredient in cranberries, minus the sugar that usually accompanies cranberry products like juice. If you have a bladder infection, sugar is the last thing you should consume because it can encourage the growth of harmful bugs and fuel an infection. So one question would be…do cranberry pills have sugar in them, it is a natural component of cranberry? We should avoid cranberries in all forms in favor of d-manosse I guess. It seems reasonably priced so I guess I will try it.

    Apart from D-mannose, the other beneficial component of cranberries is a type of antioxidant called proanthocyanidins. These types of antioxidants were first identified in pine bark and grape seeds, but they are also very concentrated in cranberries. They have also been found to reduce the ability of bacteria to adhere to the urinary tract. OK so cranberry is good for us for other reasons and perhaps we should consume some but perhaps not as much since we have the d-manosse also. Does everyone agree, pray tell?


    • Jane Akre August 27, 2017 at 11:53 pm - Reply

      SS raves about it and likes Superior Labs found on Amazon. I got some too…..

    • Still Standing August 28, 2017 at 2:27 am - Reply

      Bejah, do NOT drink cranberry juice when your bladder is irritated. It will cause further inflammation. It serum acidit. It can help prevent bladder infections, but , really, the D-mannose is much more preferable. Also, get a supplement called Prelief. It is taken anytime you sect acidic foods and it takes the acid out. Very help for bladder issues.

  6. Anonymous September 1, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Okay girls I have a question for you. I’ve had a terrible month. I’ve been in the hospital in the doctor’s office more in the last month and I have ever. From heart issues two stomach issues. Here’s my question can mesh cause lower abdominal pain. And that is even if it wasn’t for prolapse it was just for stress incontinence. For the last 3 or 4 years I have had abdominal pain so bad sometimes I can’t stand it. I’ve been to my doctor gastrointestinal he did the colonoscopy and and the deal down the throat sorry that’s not the medical term haha well I came out clean as a whistle nothing’s wrong he did biopsies and I’m perfect down there and in my stomach. But I continue to have left side lower abdominal pain. I did ask the nurse if it could be from damaged nerves from pelvic surgery. She did not know. So yet once again I have to go back to the doctor and talk to him. At this point I just want to know what caused it and what I can do to take care of it. I usually get severe pain once or twice a week and during the week is just kind of a nagging pain on and off. No major changes in bowels or anything like that just pain all the time. I do have severe pelvic pain also so can you tell me do you think this is related because some days this is very hard to deal with. A lot of days I lay on the couch in a ball wishing it would go away. Anyways I’m not asking for remedies or anything like that all I’m asking for is could this be related to the mesh surgery what do you think please give me your opinions. Thanks everyone

    • Bejah Blue September 14, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      So sorry dear, I just do not know but look at diagrams of the body and try to ID what is where the source of the pain in your side is and then either go to specialist or your primary care dr if they are worth anything…I do not seem to have the side pain you describe…only side pain I can think of is the bursa pain diagnosed by an orthopedist. Please let us know what you learn. Remember just because people do not say anything does not mean they do not care…sometimes we just do not know what to say. Take care. Bejah

    • sandy September 20, 2017 at 10:46 pm - Reply

      Dear Anonymous,
      After my surgery I had really bad pain on my side, the only thing we could figure out was that it must be scar tissue or twisted bowels. The Dr. went in and scraped off scar tissue and that took care of the problem. I had so much pain at night I couldn’t sleep, hope this might help.

    • Disgusted November 6, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Sorry, I must have missed this comment. Yes, yes, yes it is possible that mesh has caused this pain. I have this pain too. My PT says the muscles in the pelvis are all connected. When one of them is injured, the others pick up the pace. My pudendal and obturator nerves were both damaged, and the scar tissue from mesh removal have left me with pain from waist to the thighs. For TVT-O they go through the 4 major pelvic muscles on each side of the pelvis. When they remove it, they have to slice through these muscles. It affects the whole pelvic floor. Myofascial release helps a lot to relieve much of this pain. Massage also helps.

  7. AllMeshedUptoo September 21, 2017 at 12:05 am - Reply

    I went through terrible stomach flare ups and too had thorough testing done by gastro doctor.

    In May 2013 my pelvic floor specialist went in to see what was going on. My pelvic organs and ovaries looked liked they’d been glued together and mangled. All of this was scar tissue. He’s scheduled an hour for surgery but it took 3 hours. If I hadn’tasked him to save my ovaries he said he’d have take. Them. It helped for a little while but has been worsening again over the past few years. He told me this would probably happen again.

    Recently it’s getting worse and the intestinal flare ups more frequently and I end up nausea and in a lot of pain.

    Who knew a “simple procedure” could cause us life long problems and agony. Of all the revision surgeries I’ve had the scar tissue removal surgery was the hardest. Felt like a rug burn on the insides for months. I have permanent peridendum nerve damage in left side as well as other issues that accompany that. Praying for all of us injured by the negligence of a major company putting profit before health.

  8. Sidalee September 24, 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I’ve used Valium suppositories with good success. Also, regular pelvic floor physical therapy. Icing can be helpful to. One of the things my pt therapist taught me to do was fill a condom with water and freeze it. It makes for a good inner vaginal ice pack with things are swollen and sore. I was embarrassed to purchase condoms (I’m 21 yrs married and nearly 50) but I got over it! The relief was worth the funny glances!

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