Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

pessaries, solid delivery method for treatments made of materials that melt at body temperature and are used to deliver medicinal substances into the vagina.
References in periodicals archive ?
Since pessaries were used as an alternative to surgical treatment, and are a physical therapy akin to surgical therapy, the Clavien-Dindo (19) complication severity grading system was used.
Major complications with ring pessaries rarely occur with frequent follow-up, and minor clinical issues such as vaginal discharge, odour, irritation and erosions are often tolerated by informed patients.
Pessaries offer a safe and economical alternative to surgery for some women.
The women were asked to apply Viagra pessaries made from 25mg of the drug four times a day for a week.
Pessaries are prescribed as first-line treatment for prolapse by more than 70% of American urogynaecologists and more than 80% of UK gynaecologists.
Bowel Sphincters, Slings, Pessaries (Ring, GellHorn, Doughnut), Clamps, Sacral Nerve and E l-Sphincters-Slings-Pessaries-Ring-GellHorn-Doughnut-Clamps-Sacral-Nerve-and-E.
Oestrogen cream and pessaries can make sex easier and more pleasurable.
She has tried multiple pessaries, which have helped with her prolapse, but had no effect on incontinence.
As part of National BV Day women can access videos featuring Dr Dawn Harper explaining the key symptoms of BV, and how to treat them quickly and easily at home using lactic acid pessaries or gel.
Chapters cover solutions, suspensions, emulsions, creams, ointments, pastes, gels, suppositories and pessaries, powders and capsules, and their uses, safety and suitability, calculation of formula for preparation, method of preparation, choice of container, labeling considerations, and advice to patients.
Tablets and creams are available as well as what are known as antithrush pessaries.
Both conditions can be easily treated - thrush with anti-fungal creams and pessaries that are available over the counter.