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How frequently should I remove my pessary and clean it?

How frequently should I remove my pessary and clean it?

Daily if possible: Some pessaries are "user friendly" and can be removed by the user herself on a daily basis. Others are shaped such that insertion and removal by the wearer is most difficult, requiring trips to a clinician's office for periodic removal, inspection, examination, cleaning and reinsertion at 1-4 month intervals. ...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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I was wondering are some pessaries hard for patient to remove/replace herself?

I was wondering are some pessaries hard for patient to remove/replace herself?

Ask your attending..: ...gyn-doc for individual specific pertinent answer since s/he possesses more info about your individual anatomy of genital tract, mental acuity, and physical dexterity, which will contribute to decide if a selected pessary may be right for you although all the marketed devices were reasonably tried and proved to be suitable to use. ...Read more

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Got Hodge Pessary for burning urine/pelvic pain.Dr said DO NOT take it out to clean.Follow up 8 wks.Should I be worried about getting an infection?

Got Hodge Pessary for burning urine/pelvic pain.Dr said DO NOT take it out to clean.Follow up 8 wks.Should I be worried about getting an infection?

Your doctor told you: not to remove , follow the instructions . Maintain good hygiene , you will be fine go for follow up visit in 8 wks as sceduled ...Read more

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I had a cervical polyp removed 3 wks ago. I have a red and itchy vulva and little pale yellow discharge. Thrush? Is it ok to use a canesten pessary.

Need to ask GYN: Because of the recent surgery, the area needs to be healed before you would want to use a pessary, etc. This is best to discuss with the Dr. who is familiar with your clinical case and examination. Best wishes. ...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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What is the definition or description of: pessary?

Pessary: A pessary is a vaginal insert used in the non-surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse. ...Read more

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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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