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How Often Should A Pessary Be Cleaned
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swallowed a pessary?: This would be very unlikely and not an accident. ...Read more
Here are some...: Make an appointment to see your doctor who placed pessary if not running fever or having voiding difficulty. If yes, seek re-evaluation right away. How to get all related things done for good care? Follow instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more
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
Need an exam: You may have an infectious vaginitis requiring antibiotic or anti fungal cream. On the other hand, especially if you've been more physically active lately, you may just have irritation to the vaginal wall. An estrogen cream can sometimes make the vaginal wall thicker and therefore less subject to irritation. You should have a speculum exam if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Hi please help I need advice I swallowed a pessary tablet orally by mistake.what should I do ? I'm worried
It will dissolve: It will just dissolve and should not cause any problems. ...Read more
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