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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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Laccure Pessary is based on a patented substance that releases lactic acid, and only needs to be administered once to treat a bacterial vaginosis infection and then once a month to prevent a recurrence.
Cervical pessary placement for prevention of preterm birth In unselected twin pregnancies: a randomized controlled trial.
Patients were then offered either surgical treatment or vaginal pessary insertion.
Laccure CEO, Dr Jeanette Robertsson, said, 'We are proud to announce that the final development stage, the up-scaling of the manufacturing process for Laccure Pessary, our new antibiotic-free, non-prescription product for the treatment and prevention of bacterial vaginosis, is now completed.
These authors reported that there was significant improvement in both the pessary and behavioral groups at 3 months on each of the HRQOL and the symptom measures, but fewer women in the behavioral therapy group experienced stress incontinence "(49% vs.
Treatment options for POP include supervised pelvic floor exercise programs, pessary insertion, or reconstructive pelvic surgery.
There are reported cases of recto vaginal fistula, developing secondary to a forgotten vaginal pessary, but in this patient, no complications were identified even after 5yrs of placement of vaginal foreign body i.
Sexual function improved 4-6 months after treatment compared with baseline, regardless of whether patients had surgery or pessary placement.
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.
He instructs such women to use the largest tampon they can comfortably accommodate using lubrication to act as a buttress supporting the urethra, just as a pessary would.
There are a wide variety of pessary styles depending on the type of treatment needed.