Choosing the right pessary can be a dilemma and getting the perfect size can be more than trial an error. It can be very distressful for some patients especially if they have been fitted with a pessary in the clinic then find it falls out the minute they get home.
Good practise in the clinic should be that the patient is examined both lying and standing to assess the extent of the prolapse, this will help the doctor assess the correct size and shape that best suits the patient.
Once the patient has been advised on the pessary, some pessaries the patient should be trained on how to remove and insert it herself, then the patient should walk around for around 20mins, have a cup of tea and try to go to the toilet before leaving the clinic to ensure the pessary stays in the correct position.
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