This is a corrected version of the article that appeared in print. See related patient information handout on using the pessary , written by the authors of this article. The pessary is most commonly used in the management of pelvic support defects such as cystocele and rectocele. Pessaries can also be used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The wide variety of pessary styles may cause confusion for physicians during the initial selection of the pessary.
Practical Use of the Pessary
Practical Use of the Pessary - American Family Physician
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Back to Pelvic organ prolapse. You may not need any treatment if the prolapse is mild to moderate and not causing any pain or discomfort. Your doctor should offer you the full range of treatments and explain the possible benefits and risks of each option.
Some people experience itchiness, redness, or swelling after using a condom. These can be symptoms of a latex allergy. Latex comes from the milky sap of rubber trees. Manufacturers use latex in a variety of medical and commercial products, including condoms.