How to Insert a Pessary

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A pessary is used for gynaecological conditions that can include a prolapsed bladder and stress urinary incontinence. A pessary can be used to support your uterus. You'll need to be fitted for a pessary to remain in place securely. This will ensure that the device won't fall out when you're active.

Clean your hands with soap and water. Dry your hands prior to inserting your pessary.

Remove your pessary from the wrapper. Grip your pessary and fold it in half. Place a dime-sized amount of lubricant on the pessary.

Relax and lay down on your bed, with your knees bent and legs spread apart. Insert your pessary, with the curved part facing your vagina. Place the pessary as far into your vaginal canal as possible.

Use the applicator if it comes with your pessary. The pessary should be placed in the hole of the applicator. Release the plunger on the applicator to push the pessary into your vaginal canal.