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MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Removal of vaginal mesh — a device implanted to help support a woman’s pelvic organs — won’t necessarily improve side effects such as pain and incontinence related to the device, suggests the mixed results from a pair of new studies.

The findings, reported Monday at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting, come at a time of growing safety concerns over vaginal mesh devices. Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will require stricter oversight of the products — specifically, as they are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. The FDA now classifies these devices as “high-risk.”

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