Pessaries come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They may be made of
rubber, plastic, or silicone-based material.
A pessary is tucked into your vagina. Your pessary will be carefully
fitted in your health professional's office. You may need to experiment with
different kinds of pessaries to find one that holds your pelvic organs in
position without causing discomfort.
Your health professional will teach you how to remove, clean, and
reinsert the pessary on a regular schedule. The cleaning schedule is determined
by the type of pelvic organ prolapse and the specific brand of pessary.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
October 7, 2010
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 07, 2010
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