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Dish Pessary

The Dish Pessary is a commonly used type of vaginal pessary designed to provide support for women suffering from stress incontinence, mild (1st or 2nd degree) uterine prolapse and mild (1st or 2nd degree) cystocele.

The Dish Pessary is simply inserted into the vagina and provides support for the prolapsed organs. While a pessary cannot cure a prolapse, it can help you to manage the symptoms by giving support to the 'dropped' organs. Pessaries, in conjunction with pelvic floor exercise, are recommended as first-line treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Clinical studies show that the use of a pessary can be of significant benefit to a prolapase1.

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How to Insert a Dish Pessary

Dish Pessary Supports Mild 1st 2nd Degree Prolapse & Stress Incontinence

When inserted as per this diagram, the Dish Pessary provides support for Uterine/Womb Prolapse and mild Cystocele. The knob in the rim of the pessary applies gentle pressure to the urethra which helps with stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

While a pessary helps deal with the everyday symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, it does not treat the underlying cause. That's why it's important to strengthen your pelvic floor. The most effective way to do this is with the Kegel8 Ultra.

The Kegel8 Ultra features a programme specifically to treat prolapse and women have experienced tremendous results. By wearing a pessary and exercising the pelvic floor many women have helped to avoid surgery for prolapse. For a range of medical vaginal pessaries please contact

  • In the US Clinical studies show that 3 months of pessary use genital hiatus size decreases significantly. By using the pessary it results in significant anatomical change to the size of the genital hiatus in patients with pelvic organ prolapse1.

1 Effect of Pessary Use on Genital Hiatus Measurements in Women With Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Jones, Keisha MD; Yang, Linda MD; Lowder, Jerry L. MD; Meyn, Leslie MS; Ellison, Rennique; Zyczynski, Halina M. MD; Moalli, Pamela MD, PhD; Lee, Ted MD

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  • Learn more about the fantastic Kegel8 Ultra and how it can help with prolapse and stress incontinence
  • Discover more about the different types of prolapse in our articles on prolapse
  • Take the pressure of your pelvic floor and learn these exercises for prolapse that are safe for prolapse and will make you aware of how to avoid increasing your intra abdominal pressure.. Film features Australian Physiotherapist Michelle Kenway