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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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The ring pessary was dislodged and removed with some difficulty and there was little oozing from the vagina.
The silicone ring pessary can fold in half like a diaphragm, making it is easy and comfortable to put in, which means the patient can take it out by herself periodically, a major benefit, said Dr.
Q I am a woman of 75 and I had a ring pessary inserted two years ago for a prolapse.
A variety of pessaries are available, but it is evident from the literature that the ring pessary is the most common type prescribed, regardless of compartmental defect.
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., 2009).
Wear Kit, Kelleys pad, P.C.enema, Plastic apron, Saving blade, Vaginal ring pessary (polyvinyl assorted size)) for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department in Dr BSA Hospital Rohini Delhi
In provider surveys, the most commonly used pessary styles are variations of the Ring pessary (with and without a support membrane, and with and without an incontinence knob), and Gellhorn pessaries (Cundiff, Weidner, Visco, Bump, & Addison, 2000; Pott-Grinstein & Newcomer, 2001).
The ring pessary was the first choice for 95.8% of respondents (113/118), and it was the commonest pessary used for all prolapsed compartments (anterior/middle/posterior).