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How can a pessary help with urinary incontinence?

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For 24-hour protection from urine leaks, a pessary may help. You insert this plastic device into your vagina. It puts pressure on the urethra muscles and adds support to the pelvic region. These devices are fitted to your pelvis size, so you’ll need to visit your doctor. You can remove them for cleaning. You should go back to your doctor after a year for a replacement. A pessary sometimes can make urinary incontinence worse, so ask your doctor if it’s right for you.

SOURCES:

Debra K. Newman, RNC, MSN, Penn Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Health, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center; director, SeekWellness web site.

Michael H. Safir, MD, director, Southern California Center for Advanced Urology, West Hills, CA; author, "Overcoming Urinary Incontinence."

National Institute on Aging: "Urinary Incontinence."

UrologyHealth.org: "Managing Bladder Dysfunction With Products & Devices."

National Association for Continence.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 08, 2017

SOURCES:

Debra K. Newman, RNC, MSN, Penn Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Health, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center; director, SeekWellness web site.

Michael H. Safir, MD, director, Southern California Center for Advanced Urology, West Hills, CA; author, "Overcoming Urinary Incontinence."

National Institute on Aging: "Urinary Incontinence."

UrologyHealth.org: "Managing Bladder Dysfunction With Products & Devices."

National Association for Continence.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 08, 2017

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