Skip to Content
Home > Wellness Resources > Health Library > Inserting a Pessary
Pessaries come in different shapes and sizes. They may be made of
rubber, plastic, or silicone-based material.
A pessary is tucked into your vagina. Your pessary will be carefully
fitted at your doctor's office. You may need to experiment with
different kinds of pessaries to find one that holds your pelvic organs in
position without causing discomfort.
Your doctor will teach you how to remove, clean, and
reinsert the pessary on a regular schedule. The cleaning schedule is determined
by the type of pelvic organ prolapse and the brand of pessary.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofFebruary 25, 2016
Current as of:
February 25, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.