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Pessaries for prolapse


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Pessaries come in all shapes and sizes. Pessaries have been around for hundreds of years to treat women who suffer with pelvic organ prolapse issues.

Pessaries are available on the NHS in the UK. A select type of Milex pessaries (Cooper Surgical in the USA) are also available on the NHS. Milex pessaries are made out of medical grade silicone and are very comfortable, effective and flexible. The NHS also offer another type which is made from plastic and in the shape of either the ring pessary or the gellhorn pessary.

Every women should have the choice of material of pessary she wishes to have be it plastic or silicone. Some docotors are unaware that silicone pessaries are available on prescription. We would like to bring this to your attention. Here is the list available on NHS prescription

For more information about pessaries, types, pelvic organ prolapse go to www.candgmedicare.com

also www.incostress.com are giving away Sherrie Palm’s award winning book Pelvic Organ Prolapse the Silent epidemic with pessaries.

 Type            Material    Size

Ring             Polythene    7.5mm thick, 50-80mm (rising in 3mm)    
Ring             Polythene    7.5mm thick, 80-100mm (rising in 5mm)
    
Ring            PVC           1.25cm thick, 50-80mm (rising in 3mm)    
Ring            PVC            1.25cm thick, 85-100mm (rising in 5mm)
    
 
Bioteque Pessaries
    
Ring with support    Silicone        Size 0, 44mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 1, 51mm (Outer Diameter)        
                    Size 2, 57mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 3, 64mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 4, 70mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 5, 76mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 6, 83mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 7, 89mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 8, 95mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 9, 102mm (Outer Diameter)
    
Ring Without Support     Silicone
    
                    Size 0, 44mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 1, 51mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 2, 57mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 3, 64mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 4, 70mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 5, 76mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 6, 83mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 7, 89mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 8, 95mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 9, 102mm (Outer Diameter)

    
Gellhorn        Silicone
Standard Stem
    
                    Size 0, 38mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 1, 45mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 2, 51mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 3, 57mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 4, 64mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 5, 70mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 6, 76mm (Outer Diameter)            
                    Size 7, 83mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 8, 89mm (Outer Diameter)
    
        
Gellhorm Short Stem    Silicone
    
                    Size 0, 38mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 1, 45mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 2, 51mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 3, 57mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 4, 64mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 5, 70mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 6, 76mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 7, 83mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 8, 89mm (Outer Diameter)
    
    
    
Milex Brand
    
 
Ring               Silicone
    
                    Size 0, 44mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 1, 51mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 2, 57mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 3, 64mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 4, 70mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 5, 76mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 6, 83mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    Size 7, 89mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 8, 95mm (Outer Diameter)
                    Size 9, 102mm (Outer Diameter)
    
    
Gellhorn flexible    Silicone

    
                    38mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    44mm (Outer Diameter)        
                    51mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    57mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    64mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    70mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    76mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    83mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    89mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    95mm (Outer Diameter)
    
    
Gellhorn Short Stem    Silicone
                    
                    38mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    44mm (Outer Diameter)        
                    51mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    57mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    64mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    70mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    76mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    83mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    89mm (Outer Diameter)    
                    95mm (Outer Diameter
Recommended reading if you have a pelvic organ prolapse

Hold It Sister  and Hold It Mama by Mary O’Dwyer (lead women’s health phyaiotherapist.)

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse by Sherrie Palm (Founder of APOPS)

ImageBooks are available from all major book stores.

Waterstones, WH Smith, Blackwell’s bookshops

IncoStress is a medical device pessary for stress incontinence and supports the bladder neck and urethera. Easy to use, insert and remove and can be used as a  pelvic toning aid. Available now at selectd hospitals but not yet on prescription.

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  1. Reblogged this on All about the pelvic floor and commented:

    Women deserve the right to choose the type of material going into their body. Here is a list of the pessaries available on NHS prescription.

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