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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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