Would the Femilift affect a urethral mesh sling or be contraindicated because I have it?
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Technically the femilift procedure is contraindicated on those who have had a mesh reconstruction. That doesn't mean you absolutely can not have it, however, have a conversation with your treating physician about this.
Most likely what you are feeling is the mesh itself, along with local tissue scarring around it. While Femilift may have some other benefits for you, I don't think it is going to resolve this issue. If this bothers you a great deal it may be fixable with a minor surgical procedure, though that may also interfere with the effectiveness of the sling.
The Lumpy Tissue will not go away.
The possible causes of the lumpy vaginal tissue where the sling was placed include: excess vaginal tissue that was bunched up and brought together after the sling was placed, a fold of the mesh sling ( which may not be flat) or scar tissue. The non invasive Laser( Femilift / MonaLisa ) or Radio-frequency(THERMIva) therapies will not get rid of this problem like you have discovered with Estrogen creams. An expert with Female Pelvic Medicine and reconstructive surgery certification should examine you. You may need a short outpatient surgical excision of the vaginal tissue, scar or a small segment of the sling. I hope this advise will be helpful.
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From your question it appears there may be some scar tissue associated with the mesh sling. I do not feel that Femilift will address this issue. It is possible that a tiny resection of the mesh over the urethra could be done without compromising your results. Hope this helps.
Your problem is the feel of the mesh and FemiLift is not designed to address this
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