What is a Pessary?

A silicone device designed to be worn inside the vagina to provide mechanical support to the pelvic organs.

Pessary Effectiveness?

Studies have shown:

  • Most women can be successfully fit with a pessary when they present with prolapse
  • Complications of pessary use are usually minor and vaginal discharge is the most common complaint
  • Satisfaction rates with pessary use are very high
  • Pessaries help prevent worsening in stage of prolapse over 12 months
  • During the post-natal period, pessaries have been shown to reduce the stage of prolapse and the reduce the size of genital hiatus
  • Pessaries provide feedback on pressure of exercise through the pelvis
  • Pessaries can improve self-esteem by helping women return to ‘normal life’