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pessary

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1. a device for inserting into the vagina, either as a support for the uterus or (diaphragm pessary) to deliver a drug, such as a contraceptive
2. a medicated vaginal suppository

pessary

[′pes·ə·rē]
(medicine)
An appliance of varied form placed in the vagina for uterine support or contraception.
(pharmacology)
Any suppository or other form of medication placed in the vagina for therapeutic purposes.
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Age was such a strong predictor of continued pessary use," Dr.
Laccure Pessary represents a considerable commercial potential in the OTC market and is ready to be launched.
The side effects of pessary use are not obvious; moreover it is not clear whether the therapeutic impact is high enough to overlook possible risks or which patients benefit the most from pessary treatment.
Major complications associated with neglected ring pessaries, such as fistulas (vesicovaginal, rectovaginal), vaginal vault perforation, pessary incarceration, urosepsis and pessary entrapment/ embedment, are well noted in the literature.
This implies that, for this treatment to work, it would need to be locally applied as a cream or pessary," he added.
Sexual function improved 4-6 months after treatment compared with baseline, regardless of whether patients had surgery or pessary placement.
Pre-conference sessions included Psych/mental health topics such as perinatal depression and mental health assessment; Women's health topics including gynecologic care of the elderly and pessary fitting.
The ring pessary is usually used in elderly patients with symptomatic genital prolapse, especially where the patient is medically unfit for surgery or does not want an operation.
Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion.
In either case, pelvic floor muscles, the use of a pessary, or surgery can be used to correct the problem.