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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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Of these 13, 12 received progesterone or cerclage as an intervention, while none received pessary.
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Conservative measures, such as pelvic floor exercise (PFE) and pessary usage are often effective managements and should be offered as first-line treatments.
For those who can't have surgery, a pessary can be used to keep a prolapsed uterus in place.
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For example, the role of pessary to reduce the risk of recurrent PTB in women with this history and a short cervix is not understood.
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I'VE HEARD THAT All thrush treatments involve either pessaries or creams which have to be inserted into the vagina Treatment for thrush can be by insertion of a pessary or cream into the vagina, but oral treatments have been available from the doctor for several years - this form of treatment is preferred by most women.
The knob of the incontinence pessary should be situated at or below the bladder neck in order to stabilize the posterior urethra (Komesu et al.