The picture above shows how a pessary should fit. The most
common types of pessaries are the Gellhorn and the doughnut. A pessary is used
to support areas of pelvic organ prolapse.
Your doctor will try to find a pessary that fits you. It should not
cause any pain. You may need to try different shapes and sizes of pessaries to
find one that fits you just right.
Your doctor will show you how to take out and clean the pessary and
how to put it back into place. This should be done on a regular schedule. If it
is hard for you to take out your pessary or to put it back into place, you can
have it done at your doctor's office.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
October 7, 2010
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 07, 2010
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