A pessary is a soft, flexible device that is placed in the vagina to help support the bladder, vagina, uterus, and/or rectum. Pessaries are made in many different shapes and sizes.
A pessary is a non-surgical way to treat pelvic organ prolapse and sometimes incontinence.
If you choose a pessary for treatment of your support problem your provider will try different pessaries until you get a good fit.
The pessary is the right fit if:
Some pessaries may be removed and reinserted at home. Those patients who are interested in learning how to remove and reinsert the pessary themselves will be instructed how to do this.
Some women, who have gone through menopause, may use vaginal estrogen to prevent injury to the vaginal tissue. The estrogen cream makes the lining of the vagina thicker and healthier. Your provider will order the vaginal estrogen if needed.
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