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What is your experience with patients using a vaginal prolapse pessary?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Good
Pesseries for prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, vaginal prolapse) are very useful for someone who wants to avoid surgery, desires more vaginal deliveries (children), or can't have surgery.
Properly sized & placed, pts feel no pressure, most don't notice a difference. The best candidates are pts who are able to remove & replace it as needed. I have many pts satisfied with only their pessary.

In brief: Good
Pesseries for prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, vaginal prolapse) are very useful for someone who wants to avoid surgery, desires more vaginal deliveries (children), or can't have surgery.
Properly sized & placed, pts feel no pressure, most don't notice a difference. The best candidates are pts who are able to remove & replace it as needed. I have many pts satisfied with only their pessary.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not encouraging
Pessaries can be very effective in treating prolapse non surgically.
Most patients, however, find the frequent removal, cleaning, and reinsertion to be too much of a chore. Additionally, the pessary itself can cause the patient to feel a vaginal fullness or pressure even if it is well fitted. The more active my patient is, the less likely a pessary seems acceptable to her.

In brief: Not encouraging
Pessaries can be very effective in treating prolapse non surgically.
Most patients, however, find the frequent removal, cleaning, and reinsertion to be too much of a chore. Additionally, the pessary itself can cause the patient to feel a vaginal fullness or pressure even if it is well fitted. The more active my patient is, the less likely a pessary seems acceptable to her.
Dr. David Doucette
Dr. David Doucette
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