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Gehrung Pessary

The Gehrung Pessary is designed to help women suffering from moderate to severe cystocele (2nd and 3rd degree bladder prolapse), rectocele and 2nd and 3rd degree uterine prolapse.

The Gehrung Pessary is one of the most difficult pessaries to insert, however can provide great results for women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. Pessaries and pelvic floor exercise are recommended as a first-line treatment for women suffering prolapse as they can help to treat the symptoms of prolapse and help women to avoid prolapse surgery.

Gehrung Pessary Insertion

Gehrung Pessary for rectocele cystocele and pelvic organ prolapseThis diagram shows correct Gehrung pessary placement.

When you are suffering pelvic organ prolapse (POP) it is important to exercise the pelvic floor to treat the underlying cause of prolapse. The most effective way to exercise the pelvic floor is with a Kegel8 Ultra.

A vaginal pessary  is a very valuable tool when dealing with prolapse because it can prevent a prolapse from getting worse. A comprehensive range of pessaries are available via Mail Order from

Kegel8 and Pessary Use

Kegel exercises with a pessary, vaginal weights, or other pelvic toners such as a Kegel8 will make your Kegels more effective in a shorter amount of time. The use of these pelvic floor exercise devices provides “resistance” which, as with any muscle training, makes it more effective faster. What happens is that when you wear a vaginal pessary it causes you to perform pelvic floor exercises in an isotonic fashion, unconsciously (to keep the pessary in place). This is probably the mechanism by which using a vaginal pessary decreases the size of the genital hiatus ('sagging' or widening of the pelvic floor).

  • Clinical studies show that after just 3 months of pessary use, genital hiatus size decreased significantly. Pessary use results in significant anatomical changes to 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

Can A Kegel8 Pelvic Toner Help With Prolapse?

The Kegel8 Ultra Pelvc Toner has clinically approved programmes for making the pelvic floor stronger. By using a Kegel8 you are exercising 90% of the pelvic floor muscles, compared to 40% with normal Kegel exercises.

Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner

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  • Read about the different kinds of pelvic organ prolapse in our articles section called Your Pelvic Floor
  • Discover the Kegel8 Pelvic Toner range of digital pelvic floor exercise devices, weighted vaginal cones and biofeedback devices. We'll help to make you strong again.