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pes·sa·ry

 (pĕs′ə-rē)
n. pl. pes·sa·ries
1. Any of various devices worn in the vagina to support or correct the position of the uterus or rectum.
2. A contraceptive diaphragm.
3. A medicated vaginal suppository.

[Middle English pessarie, from Late Latin pessārium, from pessus, pessum, from Greek pessos, oval-shaped stone, pessary.]

pessary

(ˈpɛsərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Medicine) a device for inserting into the vagina, either as a support for the uterus or (diaphragm pessary) to deliver a drug, such as a contraceptive
2. (Pharmacology) a medicated vaginal suppository
[C14: from Late Latin pessārium, from Latin pessum, from Greek pessos plug]

pes•sa•ry

(ˈpɛs ə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a device worn in the vagina to support a displaced uterus.
2. a vaginal suppository.
[1350–1400; Middle English pessarie < Late Latin pessārium= Latin pess(os) (< Greek pessós suppository, oval stone) + -ārium -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pessary - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plasticpessary - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
Translations

pessary

[ˈpesərɪ] Npesario m

pessary

[ˈpɛsəri] n (= contraceptive) → pessaire m

pessary

n (= contraceptive)Pessar nt; (= suppository)Zäpfchen nt, → Suppositorium nt (spec)

pessary

[ˈpɛsərɪ] npessario; (contraceptive) → diaframma m

pes·sa·ry

n. pesario, dispositivo de goma en forma de copa que se inserta en la vagina y se usa como soporte del útero.

pessary

n (pl -ries) pesario, dispositivo que se coloca en la vagina para corregir el descenso del útero
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Cervical pessaries for prevention of preterm birth In women with a multiple pregnancy (ProTWIN): a multicentre, open-label randomised controlled trial.
Management of POP includes either surgical intervention or conservative management with the use of vaginal pessaries [6] or pelvic floor exercises.
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Rebalancing your hormones with HRT could be an option and there are also oestrogen pessaries and lubricant, which can make sex less painful and therefore more enjoyable.
The two most frequently described or systematically investigated treatment options identified in our review were 1) strengthening pelvic floor muscles with pelvic floor muscle training, including biofeedback and weighted vaginal cones; and 2) the use of intravaginai support devices, such as incontinence pessaries.
The use of pessaries is common; more than 85% of gynecologists (9) and nearly 98% of urogynecologists prescribe them.
A / Pelvic floor muscle training AJ (PFMT) and pessaries are equally effective in treating symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
INTRODUCTION: Pessaries are designed to press against the wall of the vagina to uplift and displace the bladder forward or to support a prolapsed uterus or vagina.
Thrush is treated with creams and pessaries over the counter and cystitis with antibiotics from a GP.
Tablets and creams are available as well as anti-thrush pessaries.