Pessary in Chula Vista, CA

What is a Pessary?

A pessary is a soft, flexible device that is placed in the vagina to help support the bladder, vagina, uterus, and/or rectum. Pessaries are made in many different shapes and sizes. A pessary is a non-surgical way to treat pelvic organ prolapse and sometimes incontinence. The expertly trained OBGYNs at South Bay OBGYN have extensive experience diagnosing and treating pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence with pessary. Call (619) 267-8313 to request an appointment at our OBGYN clinic in Chula Vista or National City.

Benefits of Pessarypessary device

Why would a woman need to use a pessary? Multiple vaginal deliveries can weaken the musculature of the pelvic floor. Hysterectomy or other pelvic surgery can predispose a woman to weakness of the pelvic floor, as can conditions that involve repetitive bearing down, such as chronic constipation, chronic coughing or repetitive heavy lifting.

Although surgical repair of certain pelvic support defects offers a more permanent solution, some patients may elect to use a pessary as a temporary management option. As the geriatric population continues to increase, more patients are presenting with pelvic floor defects. While many of these patients are poor candidates for surgery, most of them can safely use a pessary.

South Bay OBGYN offers a custom fitting for the Cooper surgical soft pessary.

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If you have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence, a pessary device may be right for you. call (619) 267-8313 to request an appointment at our OBGYN clinic in Chula Vista or National City today.

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