Pessaries

Pessary is a firm ring that presses against the wall of the vagina and urethra to help decrease urine leakage and is commonly used for treating Prolapse. It is a device that is placed into the vagina to support the uterus, bladder, vagina and rectum. It is also used to treat retroverted uterus, cystocele, and stress urinary incontinence. Pessaries are an effective tool for managing pelvic organ prolapse without surgery and are available in different sizes and with/without support. Shopcatheters.com offers a wide variety of pessaries from various top-selling manufacturers like Medline Industries, Personal Med, Bioteque America and many more.

How does a Female Pessary Help?

A bladder pessary ring helps in the following ways:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (POP): Helps in offering support for uterine or vaginal prolapse. 

  • Bladder control problem: Ring pessary is an effective treatment for both overactive bladder and stress urinary incontinence. 

  • Bowel control problem: Helps in the improvement of bowel control symptoms.

Different Types of Pessaries

Pessaries come in different shapes and sizes, each with its own features and benefits. You can seek your doctor’s advice to decide that which type pessary device would best fulfill your needs.

Support Pessaries

Support pessaries are the easiest to insert and manage. They are recommended for first and second degree prolapses. As compared to space occupying pessaries, support pessaries are less problematic with discharge. Support pessaries are of the following types: 

Space Occupying Pessaries

Space occupying pessaries are used to treat third degree prolapse. Some of these pessaries are handy for individuals who want to participate in physical activities. 

  • Gellhorn Pessary: Moderate uterine prolapse, mild cystocele 
  • Donut Pessary: Moderate uterine prolapse, mild cystocele  
  • Cube Pessary: Moderate to severe uterine prolapse, mild cystocele, mild rectocele, other vaginal vault prolapse

Lever Pessaries

Lever pessaries are recommended for women with preterm labour, tilted uterus, retroverted uterus and/or multiple gestation. 

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