HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Pelvic Floor Articles


HysterSisters Articles for Hysterectomy


SHARING IS CARING

Pessaries

From the Pelvic Floor Articles List

Pessaries for vaginal prolapseWhat is a pessary?

A pessary is a plastic device that is inserted into the vagina to help support a prolapsed uterus or to treat stress urinary incontinence, rectocele, or cystocele. Pessaries come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some resemble the outer ring of a diaphragm, or a cone, or a donut. A pessary must be fitted by a doctor or qualified nurse, like a diaphragm, and removed once every couple of months for cleaning and reinsertion.

Many gynecologists will try a pessary first to treat a prolapsed uterus, rectocele, or cystocele. If it is not effective, surgery will likely be necessary. Pessaries may be ineffective for a variety of reasons. Some women find them to be painful or uncomfortable. There may not be a size available that is “just right.” Rectoceles or cystoceles may be too severe and force the pessary out. Younger women who are still menstruating may find monthly cleaning and reinsertion to be impractical. Not all pessaries can be worn during intercourse, and those that can should be cleaned afterwards to prevent infection. Despite these drawbacks, however, a pessary may be the best alternative to surgery for many women. Some insurance companies even require trying a pessary before they will approve corrective surgery.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

08-06-2011 - 04:19 AM


SHARING IS CARING


Do you have a question?

If you have a medical support question related to this article, come JOIN US in our HysterSisters Community Forums. You will receive helpful replies to your questions from our members. See you there!


HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet

What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with pages of information, helpful tips and hints to prepare and recover from hysterectomy. Free download for members.

Recommended for Hysterectomy Recovery




Mesh Panty

Mesh panties are stretchy and light - perfect for holding peri pads securely during hysterectomy recovery. [...More]


Post-Op Panty

Post-operative compression panty with medical grade silicone to speed hysterectomy recovery + reduce scarring. [...More]


Softest Bra Ever

When you want to wear something, but feel nothing. Two in a value pack for your hysterectomy recovery. [...More]





HysterSisters Articles

Diagnosis
Options to Hysterectomy
Treatment Alternatives
Pre-Op Hysterectomy
Post-Op Hysterectomy
Separate Surgeries
Hormone and Menopause
Intimacy after Hysterectomy
Pelvic Floor
Separate Surgeries
Fitness after Hysterectomy
GYN Cancer
Breast Health
Grief and Loss
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
GYN Genetics
Hysterectomy Stories
Ask A Doctor




Find a Surgeon

HysterSisters Doctor Directory
Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
9725667760
Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
214-645-3888
Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
828-670-5665
David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Suite 300
Noblesville IN 46060
317-774-1200
Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
916-486-0411
Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite 276
Atlanta GA 30342
4042558778
Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
214-648-4747
Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
8135712777
Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
(855) 75-OBGYN

Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

March 23,2017

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  



Advertisement


Advertisement