Have you ever heard of a pessary? It’s a medical device that can help treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or urinary incontinence in women. Basically, it’s a little ring made of silicone or latex that’s inserted into the vagina to provide support for the pelvic organs.
POP can happen when the muscles and tissues that hold your pelvic organs in place become weak, causing the organs to sag and press against the vaginal walls. It can feel pretty uncomfortable and make it hard to go to the bathroom or have sex. Urinary incontinence is when you accidentally leak urine, often when you cough or sneeze.
There are a few different kinds of pessaries you can use, like ring pessaries, cube pessaries, and donut pessaries. They’re all shaped a little differently, but they all work to support your pelvic organs and help you manage your symptoms.
One of the great things about pessaries is that they’re a non-surgical option. That means you don’t have to go through an invasive procedure to get relief from your symptoms. Pessaries are pretty easy to insert and remove, and you can adjust them or switch them out as needed.
If you’re considering using a pessary, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider first. They can help you weigh the benefits and risks and determine if it’s the right option for you. And if you do decide to go with a pessary, they’ll help you keep an eye on it to make sure everything’s working properly and to watch out for any potential complications.
At Beachside we fit pessaries for women suffering with the above issues. These clients experience such an amazing shift in their quality of life. A pessary can REALLY help improve your symptoms.
If you’d like to see if a pessary is the right approach for your symptoms, simply call 95440477 and speak with me (Emma J).