pessary

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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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Both physicians acknowledged their surprise that so many women would find the gellhorn pessary preferable to a ring pessary.
We present a case of a ring pessary entrapped in a band of vaginal tissue despite frequent pessary care at a tertiary urogynaecology clinic.
The ring pessary was dislodged and removed with some difficulty and there was little oozing from the vagina.
But, in his clinical experience, the ring pessary has proved to be the most advantageous.
A sometimes a ring pessary can cause discharge problems.
The Ring pessary and Ring with support membrane (see Figure 2) are common first-line choices for most types of POP.
He recently had several ring pessary failures and that gave him the interesting idea of putting in two pessaries.
In the 14-year follow-up of Australian Ring pessary users, 56% reportedly had some type of complication, including genital bleeding, involuntary pessary expulsion, unusual vaginal discharge, pain, and constipation (Sarma et al.
The ring pessary was the commonest pessary chosen (96%, 113/118) regardless of the specific compartment that was affected (anterior, apical or posterior), followed by the Gellhorn and donut pessaries.
VI WAS sorry to hear the fear of your ring pessary dislodging has deprived you of orgasms for two years.