Pessaries for Prolapse
Do you feel uncomfortable using a pessary? Many women face difficulty when trying pessaries for prolapse.
Using a Pessary for Prolapse
Since no two women are the same, pessaries come in many different shapes and sizes. Pessaries need to be individually fitted, which is done by inserting the medical device into the vagina with the best fitting pessary chosen through trial and error. The patient needs to find the right pessary that not only feels comfortable, but treats the symptoms of prolapse, and is able to be supported within the body in the correct position after performing the Valsalva maneuver (closing your mouth, plugging your nose, and bearing down as if having a bowel movement for around 10 seconds).
Pessaries are required to be regularly removed, maintained, and cleaned. While this is an acceptable routine for some women who are able to do the upkeep themselves, for women who are not capable of doing so, pessary maintenance has to be done by a specialist.
Along with the pessary, estrogen supplements will likely be prescribed as well as a lubricant to lessen discomfort, prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and help prevent ulcerations (internal sores). Although they are a common device for treating pelvic organ prolapse, there have been studies stating that using a pessary for prolapse as a permanent solution is not recommended.
As pessaries are an invasive treatment which requires inserting a medical device into the vagina, many women may find it difficult to use a pessary comfortably. Pessaries can often be the wrong shape or size, adding additional anxiety and discomfort throughout the day.
Pessary problems and concerns include:
- Trial and error sizing tests
- Improper fit or size
- Discomfort or pain
- Bleeding after removal
- Falling out during the day
- Difficult insertion
- Improper shape for prolapse condition
- Maintenance and cleaning
- Anxiety and stress
Women who have struggled with prolapse pessaries or who choose not to use them as part of a prolapse treatment have begun to turn to FemiCushion — a new non-invasive alternative that provides effective results.
From Pessary to FemiCushion:
Our Customers' Voices
"After being diagnosed with Pelvic Organ Prolapse, I was told that the only option was surgery. The ring pessary did not fit me well, and I was troubled by the pain and discomfort; but after using FemiCushion, I feel like there is less prolapse than before. It was most uncomfortable in particular when I would take a bath, but now it barely prolapses out, saving me a great deal of trouble. Moreover, unlike the ring pessary, it doesn't need to be inserted (into the vagina), making it very easy to use."
"I have been using the ring pessary for some years now, but I was troubled by its discomfort every day. However, thanks to FemiCushion, I was able to stop using the ring pessary in September and will undergo surgery at the end of November. FemiCushion fits very nicely, and I feel at ease when wearing it throughout the day, so I can now wait comfortably until I have my surgery. Thank you. I was not able to tell others about this for a long time, but I hope for the best of luck for this product because it is absolutely amazing."
"Since four or five years ago, I began to need to use the bathroom more frequently than before. I felt that the organs overall were starting to prolapse, so I went to a gynecologist close by to have it looked at. I began to use the ring pessary then, but it did not improve much and instead I started having a discharge that was very uncomfortable. When I researched online, I realized that there are many other women who have the same symptoms that I have. With much technological advances being made in the medicine field, surgery is said to cure it nearly completely, but I was still worried. Besides that, I was told that I would have to wait for a year to undergo surgery. I began using FemiCushion after finding out about it online. Half a year has passed since then, and I have made good progress with it. I used to have to sit on a chair in the kitchen because it was so painful, but now I do not need a chair anymore. I even cancelled my appointment for surgery. I think I will be able to enjoy the rest of my years by using FemiCushion. Thank you very much and I wish you the best of luck, this product is amazing."