Pessaries are sometimes used to see what the effect of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse will be on urinary symptoms.This is called a "pessary test." If you have a problem with incontinence with a pessary inserted, a separate surgery to fix the incontinence problem may be done at the same time as a prolapse surgery.Pessaries are sometimes used to treat uterine prolapse in young women during pregnancy.A variety of pessaries are available, including the inflatable , doughnut , and Gellhorn .
A vaginal pessary is a removable device placed into the vagina.It is designed to support areas of pelvic organ prolapse.Pessaries come in different sizes and should be fitted carefully. Pessaries can be used successfully to treat other gynecologic conditions, such as a uterus that is in the wrong position.Your pessary will be fitted at your doctor's office.
Pessaries are also used when symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are mild or when childbearing is not complete.They can be used in women who have other serious chronic health problems, such as heart or lung disease, that make a surgical procedure more dangerous.