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ask: Pro's & con's about pessary s

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello OLD as DIRT,

The pessary is a device used in the management of a number of gynecologic problems. The most common use is in the management of pelvic organ defects. It is used to treat stress urinary incontinence.

Pros: non surgical approach
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

Cons: is not a cure
possible complications include open sores in the vaginal wall, bleeding, wearing away of the vaginal wall. In severe cases, an opening (fistula) can form between the vagina and the rectum, and bulging of the rectum against the vaginal wall (rectocele formation).

Hope this is helpful,

Maryann

January 15, 2013 - 6:30pm
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