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Pessay Devices: A Stepwise Approach to Fitting, Teaching, and Managing

  • Patrick J. Culligan

Abstract

Although pessaries have been used successfully for thousands of years, they are often overlooked as a first-line treatment option for women with pelvic organ prolapse. When properly fitted, pessaries can provide immediate relief of prolapse symptoms. These devices, which represent the primary non-surgical management option for pelvic organ prolapse, are appropriate for either temporary or long-term use.

Keywords

Stress Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Organ Prolapse Bacterial Vaginosis Vaginal Discharge Perineal Body 
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