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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

(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

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Intravesical foreign body and vesicovaginal fistula: A rare complication of a neglected pessary. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 1999;10:407-8.
* Pessary use should be considered before surgical intervention in women with symptomatic prolapse.
In our study women were advised for pessary only if they were not fit for surgery.
Of these, 32 were sexually active at follow-up--21 who continued pessary use and 11 who discontinued use.
Surprisingly, younger women were far less likely than their older counterparts to complete the trial comparing a ring pessary with support and a gellhorn pessary, reported Dr.
Vaginal pessaries support and reposition pelvic cavity organs and wearing one can cause anatomical distortion; therefore, patients should remove or have their pessary removed before undergoing lower abdominal medical imaging procedures.
These study participants--enrolled during a 5-year period at 16 maternity hospitals in England, Slovenia, Portugal, Chile, Australia, Italy, Albania, Germany, and Belgium were assigned to either placement of a cervical pessary or expectant management and followed every 4 weeks until delivery.
A 64-year-old woman, para 7, gravida 7, presented to the urogynaecology clinic for her routine 3-6-monthly pessary review visit.
The Arabin pessary is not currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for this indication in the United States, nor is it available for insertion outside of research studies.
These incontinence pessaries differ from other pessaries because they have a knob on the ring or dish pessary, which is placed behind the symphysis at the level of the urethrovesical junction to provide additional support to the urethra (Keyock & Newman, 2011).
A brown to blackcoloured ring pessary impacted in the vagina with erosion and granulation in the mid vagina, mucopurulent and blood stained discharge was seen.