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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pessary (Overview)

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


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What is a pessary?

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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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pessary (Overview)

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


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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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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

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Betadine vaginal pessaries safe for 2 weeks pregnant?

Betadine vaginal pessaries safe for 2 weeks pregnant?

Would avoid.: First question i would have is why are you using these? While betadine used in multiple medical situations we would try to avoid during pregnancy for fear of excess iodine absorbtion. Try to avoid medications or medical products during pregnacy especially the very important first trimester. If concerned regarding infection would rec you get checked by your provider first. Otherwise i would avoid. ...Read more

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Estrogen pessary and progesterone cream, can both be used together to alleviate menopausal dryness and lack of libido? Or is it dangerous combination?

Estrogen pessary and progesterone cream, can both be used together to alleviate menopausal dryness and lack of libido? Or is it dangerous combination?

D/w doctor: Vaginal estrogen cream is usually the treatment of choice for women who have only vaginal dryness, if other symptoms occur then systemic hormones with estrogen and progesterone- ( only if uterus is still intact)- are used. A pessary is a device insterted in the vaginal to hold up a bladder or tissue that has fallen down and it does not have any hormones. Women with multiple childbirths may need. ...Read more

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Had prolapse surgery 5 yrs ago and now uterus has dropped again. Surgery is more complicated now.......how effective is a pessary and how bothersome?

Effective: Pessaries are effective but do have to be removed for intercourse and for cleaning and tend to cause a discharge and odor if not cared for properly. I have several patients who remove and reinsert them themselves and others who have to come in and have me do it. I would recommend you see a urogynecolgist who specializes in these things and discuss your options. ...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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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