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How could I know if I have a problem with my pessary?

How could I know if I have a problem with my pessary?

Won't stay in place: A well fitted pessary holds everything in place, doesn't fall out, and doesn't hurt or interfere with bladder and bowel function. It will feel "like normal" when it's in, the same way a tampon or contraceptive diaphragm is imperceptible when it's in properly. Pessaries work for uterine prolapse, cystocele (dropped bladder), rectocele and enterocele. ...Read more

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Pessary (Definition)

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


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Wearing pessary ring and urinating every hour or 2 have worn it for 7 yearsis there a problem causing me to go so often?

Wearing pessary ring and urinating every hour or 2 have worn it for 7 yearsis there a problem causing me to go so often?

Pessary vs surgery: Prolapse may interfere with normal urinary function.It can cause urgency, frequency, leaking and an uncomfortable feeling of fullness.Surgical procedures can correct these prolapse problems.An effective, nonsurgical solution is a device called a pessary.You need to discuss your situation with your doctor to see if a surgical option is better in your case. Frequency can have other causes as well. ...Read more

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Vaginal dryness and luck of libido are my problems. Should I use estrogen pessary for dryness or progesterone bioidentical cream for libido or both ?

Vaginal dryness and luck of libido are my problems. Should I use estrogen pessary for dryness or progesterone bioidentical cream for libido or both ?

Hormones help: Given your symptoms, i agree that a combination of an estrogen and progestogen would probably help. Ideally, the lowest effective dose should be used. There's still no valid literature stating that "bioidentical" hormones have any advantage over standard preparations. ...Read more

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Can I use Canesten pessary medication for vaginal thrush if I have liver problems due to glandular fever? Thank you

Can I use Canesten pessary medication for vaginal thrush if I have liver problems due to glandular fever? Thank you

Safe to use : Generally medications like canestan are used cautiously in patients with liver disease, so you asked a good question. However, you should be safe with the topical application of pessary, especially since it's typically a very short course of the anti fungal to treat thrush, ...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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How long will a pessary last?

A long time: As long as it does not break down it is still good to use. ...Read more

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Do gellhorn pessaries often fall out?

Here are some ...: Yes, it may fall out. But it's worthwhile to consult the Gyn-doc if the size used is fit or not. Of course, it has been placed correctly as instructed before blaming the pessary. Best ...Read more

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How much time does the pessary take to dissolve ?

Here are some...: Pessary has been chiefly placed inside deep vagina for women with uterine drop but not a surgical candidate, and is not a dissoluble device. Since I'm not aware of such a pessary which can be dissolved, please refer this very question to whoever prescribed this what you have for specific detail. Besides, I've seen this Q around for quite a while with no answer so I picked up to address. ...Read more

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Canestan pessary prescribed over 3 nights normal?

Antifungal cream: YEs, perfectly normal. The higher strength preparation is prescribed for 3 consecutive nights. ...Read more