Myths tackled – What is a Vaginal Pessary?
December 27, 2019
Do you know what a vaginal pessary is? You may come across it when buying some feminine treatment; or your doctor prescribes it for a condition affecting your vagina. In this article, we explain what it is, when you can use it and how.
Simply put, its a method of introducing medication into the vagina.
The biggest benefit for using a vaginal pessary is that it allows the medicine or drug to easily penetrate the vaginal tissue and treat conditions affecting the vagina.
The vagina tissue has a rich supply of blood vessels.
This means that medicines applied in the vagina can be quickly spread through the rich blood supply.
Here are some conditions affecting the vagina that will be satisfactorily treated with a vaginal pessary.
No – vaginal pessaries either come in the form of small capsules or are a cream/suspension which you can apply with a specially designed applicator.
For treating conditions like vaginal candidiasis or dryness, ladies can self administer the pessary.
Most women will use a vaginal pessary at some time in their lives – knowing why and how to do so properly will improve your condition quickly.
If you would like to know more about vaginal pessaries, email us, or drop a comment below.
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