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    Inserting a Pessary

    Inserting a Pessary

    How to place a pessary

    Pessaries come in different shapes and sizes. They may be made of rubber, plastic, or silicone-based material.

    A pessary is tucked into your vagina. Your pessary will be carefully fitted at your doctor's office. You may need to experiment with different kinds of pessaries to find one that holds your pelvic organs in position without causing discomfort.

    Your doctor will teach you how to remove, clean, and reinsert the pessary on a regular schedule. The cleaning schedule is determined by the type of pelvic organ prolapse and the brand of pessary.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Last Revised October 9, 2012

    Last Revised: October 9, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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