Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Does anyone wear a pessary?
Does anyone wear a pessary?  Do you have problems with yours
Cancel
6 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
What is a pessary? Just curious, I have never heard of one...
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
No, this is the first time I have heard of it too. But I looked it up on google and understand why it would be needed. Is it very uncomfortable or painful?

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000501/2729ph.html


A pessary is a plastic device that fits into your vagina to help support your uterus (womb), vagina, bladder or rectum.

The pessary is most often used for "prolapse" of the uterus. Prolapse means that your uterus droops or tends to "fall out" because it loses support after you give birth or have pelvic surgery. This problem is usually fixed with surgery, but you can also use a pessary to help keep the uterus in place.

A pessary can help if you have a "cystocele" (when your bladder droops down into your vagina) or if you have a "rectocele" (when your rectum sticks up into the bottom of your vagina).

A pessary can also help many women with stress urinary incontinence (the leaking of urine when you cough, strain or exercise). Pregnant women with incontinence can also use a pessary.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Any problems with the pessary should be reported to the doc and it should be cleaned regularly by the doc in office. Usually every 1-3 months.
--J
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
112359 tn?1226870683
My mother wears one. She had problems with the first one they gave her that was made for her to take out herself and clean. So she got a second one that must be taken out and cleaned by the doctor (I think once a week?) and it is much more comfortable and has worked out much better for her.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I have a pessary right now and at the moment I am cramping because it shifted in me yesterday.

There are several different kinds of pessaries ranging from small to large and several shapes. The kind I have is a gehrung pessary--one of the most difficult to insert and remove--and it has caused me nothing but problems from day one. It has scratched my cervix making me bleed, it has turned in odd directions making me cramp up, and the every-other-day cleaning is just a very sore task for me. On top of all those things my sexual life is just about deplete around the times I have the pessary in or I am cramping because it shifted in me a few days before.

I have heard some good things about pessaries, but I am just waiting a bit impatiently for the surgery!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I have a uterine prolapse and I wear a pessary (Gellhorn) since 3 years
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
Amit7373 joined this community
Welcome them!
9 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KTowne commented on KTowne's status
13 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KTowne We got a puppy today.. we a... Comment
14 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar f tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
Avatar f tn
Blank
EndoCystaRN
CA
Women's Health Community Resources
Top Women's Health Answerers
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar f tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
Avatar f tn
Blank
EndoCystaRN
CA