What is Pessary?

Category: Equipment


A therapeutic pessary is a medical device similar to the outer ring of a diaphragm. Therapeutic pessaries are used to support the uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum. A pessary is most commonly used to treat prolapse of the uterus.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pessary

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Pessary

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Pessary

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Pessary


Currently using Pessary

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Pessary

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Pessary

Sep 2, 2015 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pelvic organ prolapse)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: After wearing my pessary for a couple of years straight it is like my guts have pushed back in. I was told by my gyn doctor that it was okay to leave my pessary in for weeks at a time and I started to do this as the tearing that I had at my vaginal opening made it extremely painful to take it out to clean There was also blood on the pessary when I was taking it out every day to clean it. When I took it out monthly there never was any blood or odor. I couldn't feel the pessary inside me and it somehow kept a rectocele and cytocele in place.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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