Skip to Content
View Additional Content In This Section
common types of pessaries are the Gellhorn and the doughnut. A pessary is used
to support areas of pelvic organ prolapse.
Your doctor will try to find a pessary that fits you. It should not
cause any pain. You may need to try different shapes and sizes of pessaries to
find one that fits you just right.
Your doctor will show you how to take out and clean the pessary and
how to put it back into place. This should be done on a regular schedule. If it
is hard for you to take out your pessary or to put it back into place, you can
have it done at your doctor's office.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.