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pessary

 [pes´ah-re]
1. an instrument placed in the vagina to support the uterus or rectum or as a contraceptive device.
2. a medicated vaginal suppository.

pes·sa·ry

(pes'ă-rē),
1. An appliance of varied form, introduced into the vagina to support the uterus or to correct any displacement.
2. A medicated vaginal suppository.
[L. pessarium, fr. G. pessos, an oval stone used in certain games]

pessary

/pes·sa·ry/ (pes´ah-re)
1. an instrument placed in the vagina to support the uterus or rectum or as a contraceptive device.
2. a medicated vaginal suppository.

pessary

(pĕs′ə-rē)
n. pl. pessa·ries
1. Any of various devices worn in the vagina to support or correct the position of the uterus or rectum.
2. A contraceptive diaphragm.
3. A medicated vaginal suppository.

pessary

[pes′ərē]
Etymology: Gk, pessos, oval stone
a device inserted in the vagina to treat uterine prolapse, uterine retroversion, or cervical incompetence. It is used in the treatment of women whose advanced age or poor general condition precludes surgical repair. Pessaries are also used in younger women in evaluating symptomatic uterine retroversion and in managing cervical incompetence in pregnancy. A pessary must be removed, usually daily, for cleaning. A Smith-Hodge pessary is a rubber- or vinyl-covered wire rectangle that fits between the pubic bone and the posterior vaginal fornix, supporting the uterus and holding the cervix in a posterior position. A Gellhorn pessary is an inflexible device made of acrylic resin or plastic (Lucite) in the form of a large collar button. It has a canal through the stem that allows drainage of vaginal secretions. The large end of the pessary is placed deep in the vagina, the small end of the stem protruding at the introitus. A doughnut pessary is a permanently inflated flexible rubber doughnut that is inserted to support the uterus by blocking the canal of the vagina. An inflatable pessary is a collapsible rubber doughnut to which a flexible stem containing a rubber valve is attached. The collapsed pessary is inserted, inflated with a bulb similar to that of a sphygmomanometer, and deflated for removal. A bee cell pessary is a soft rubber cube. In each face of the cube is a conical depression that acts as a suction cup when the pessary is in the vagina. A diaphragm pessary is a contraceptive diaphragm used for uterovaginal support. A similar device of somewhat heavier construction is sometimes used. A stem pessary is a slim curved rod that can be fitted into the cervical canal for uterine positioning. It is rarely used today.
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Doughnut pessary to correct uterine prolapse

pessary

Gynecology A rounded 'donut' placed in the upper vagina as a nonsurgical means of providing support for a prolapsed uterus. See Uterine prolapse.

pes·sa·ry

(pes'ă-rē)
1. An appliance of varied form, introduced into the vagina to support the uterus or to correct any displacement.
2. A medicated vaginal suppository.
[L. pessarium, fr. G. pessos, an oval stone used in certain games]

pessary

1. A device, often ring-shaped, that is placed in the vagina to support the womb or other pelvic organs.
2. A vehicle for medication that is placed in the vagina. Medicated pessaries are often made of cocoa butter which melts under body heat. They contain drugs to treat vaginal disorders, such as thrush (CANDIDIASIS) or TRICHOMONIASIS, or spermicides for contraceptive purposes.

Pessary

A device inserted into the vagina to support sagging organs.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Relaxation

pessary

1. an instrument placed in the vagina to support the uterus or rectum or as a contraceptive device.
2. a medicated vaginal suppository.
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At 2 months, 67 of the women were satisfied with their pessary use and agreed to be reassessed at 1 year.
In this study, we conducted an integrative review of reported complications related to pessary use, and classified them according to a standardized severity scale.
The patient was offered either surgical intervention or a pessary as a treatment option.
I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give a woman a pessary to produce abortion.
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A quoted report states that most pessary complications occur after 12 months from the time of insertion.
1% for further treatment such as more surgery or use of a pessary.
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I spent two weeks in the pessary clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, where their approach to pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse has been through the use of non-invasive treatment.
The best treatment is an antifungal pessary such as Canesten combined with the oral antifungal Fluconazole.