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.

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Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
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Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

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

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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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