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Can you tell me more about ring pessaries and bladder prolapse?

Can you tell me more about ring pessaries and bladder prolapse?

Yes: A pessary is one of the methods to correct bladder prolapse. It is non-surgical. It is a round device made of silicone that is inserted in the vagina and holds the bladder up to prevent it prolapsing. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I have a trip booked with family for disneyland, but developed a bladder prolapse after 2.5 months from hysterectomy surgery with ant/post repair. I'musing sea sponge pessary and it helps, is ok to go?

I have a trip booked with family for disneyland, but developed a bladder prolapse after 2.5 months from hysterectomy surgery with ant/post repair. I'musing sea sponge pessary and it helps, is ok to go?

Yes, enjoy trip: Frustrating to have prolapse recur so soon after surgery. Bladder prolapse is rarely dangerous unless you can't pee. If the sponge is helping, enjoy trip and see a urogynecolgist when you get back. ...Read more

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What is a pessary?

Support: A pessary is a nonsurgical treatment to help women with pelvic organ prolapse (fallen baldder, uterus). There are any variations on the device, but all are placed into the vagina and remain there to support the pelvic organs. It is usually placed by a gynecologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Can I do kegels while wearing my pessary?

Yes: There is no reason these cannot be combined. Combinations of treatments often yield the best results. ...Read more

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Who is familiar with a vaginal pessary? Do they hurt?

No: Pessaries should not hurt . See a doctor to gain more insight about pessaries and their indications. The main indication is urinary stress incontinence and contraindications for surgery. ...Read more

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Pessary (Definition)

A pessary is a vaginal insert used in the non-surgical management ...Read more