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Doughnut Pessary

The Doughnut Pessary is a type of pessary often used by women suffering from moderate (2nd or 3rd degree) uterine prolapse and cystocele. The smooth, rounded shape is easily compressed for easy insertion and removal and is also easy to clean.

Pessaries and pelvic floor exercise are recommended as a first-line treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and together have helped many women with the symptoms of prolapse and have helped many women to avoid surgery.

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Doughnut Pessary for Uterine Prolapse and Cystocele

Donut Pessary for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and CystoceleThe Doughnut Pessary provides more support than the narrower ring pessary and so is recommended for women suffering moderate pelvic organ prolapse with or without cystocele.

Donut Pessaries are available in a range of sizes to suit different women and the hole in the middle makes them easy to insert and remove.

By wearing a pessary, this will help to support the prolapsed organs, therefore helping you to overcome the uncomfortable symptoms of prolapse. A pessary cannot cure a prolapse but it can help you to manage it.

Can I Use A Kegel8 While Wearing A Pessary?

When the pessary is inserted, if you have enough space to accommodate the Kegel8 Ultra 20's vaginal probe, you can exercise your pelvic floor vaginally. You can also exercise using sacral nerve stimulation or tibial nerve stimulation - both the methods of 'external' exercise.

If you have a prolpase, you might find that exercising with a Kegel8 electronic pelvic toner is best done first thing in the morning, this is before the pelvic organs have had time to 'drop down' which they tend to do as the day goes on.

Strengthening your pelvic floor is vital to stop your prolpase from descending any further and also to prevent further organs from prolpasing.  Exercising with a Kegel8's works 90% of the pelvic muscles - while 'manual' squeeze and lift kegel exercises work around 40% of the pelvic muscles.

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