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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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A successfully inserted vaginal pessary can improve voiding, urgency, and incontinence for women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, no matter the stage.
A 2010 multicenter RCT with 445 women (mean age 49.8 years) compared PFMT, pessary use, and combined treatment.
Depending on the age of women, her sexual status and her fitness, patient was given the options of treatment like vaginal hysterectomy with antero-posterior repair, Leefort's operation or pessary and were explained all the pros and cons of the surgery and the conservative management.
"I spent two weeks in the pessary clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, where their approach to pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse has been through the use of non-invasive treatment.
-- Pessary use appears to improve sexual function in women treated for pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence, based on analysis of a prospective cohort study involving 80 women.
I often prescribe a vitamin E capsule to be used as a vaginal pessary twice a week.
-- A randomized crossover trial suggests that symptom relief and satisfaction can be obtained by either of two commonly used pessary types, but that patient selection and patience are both key to success.
Rather than surgery, these women have the option of wearing a removable internal support, or pessary. Preliminary results show that a pessary limits bladder movement even when bearing down.
Professor Jonathan Weber of Imperial College said the drugs could be applied by women in the form of an ointment or pessary before sex.
If symptoms are moderately bothersome, the doctor may recommend a pessary a device placed in the vagina to hold the bladder in place.