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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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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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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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Have you heard if sea sponge pessary and does it work?

Have you heard if sea sponge pessary and does it work?

Sea sponge pessary: Sea sponges are used by women who have a uterine prolapse and seem to be wll tolerated. They are also used by young girls instead of tampons. ...Read more

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What is a pessary used for? Are pessaries still being used, in the modern era?

What is a pessary used for? Are pessaries still being used, in the modern era?

Incontinence: Pessaries are used for urinary incontinence.There are used even today to a specific class of patient. Postmenopausal, not sexually active, with contraindications for surgery. ...Read more

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What are cyclogest (progesterone) pessaries?

What are cyclogest (progesterone) pessaries?

Release hormones: These are pessaries used by ivf doctors to support early ivf pregnancies. Early pregnancies need Progesterone to keep going and typically ivf doctors use some sort of supplementation. ...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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Canestan pessary prescribed over 3 nights normal?

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

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What to do if I have bleeding after 3 day pessary!?

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

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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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What will happen if you use more than two caneston pessaries in six months?

What will happen if you use more than two caneston pessaries in six months?

Okay as needed, but.: You may use Caneston pessary - a pessary with clortrimazole - a antifungal drug, as often as you may need it under instruction and supervision of your prescribing doctor so to assure its intended benefits without unexpected undue effect. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal that my pessary is making me more irritated than i was previously?

Is it normal that my pessary is making me more irritated than i was previously?

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