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Synonyms for pessary

a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic

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To identify factors associated with continued pessary use, Dr.
Laccure Pessary is a new, patented product based on a proprietary substance that releases lactic acid over several days in order to decrease the elevated vaginal pH.
A 2004 Cochrane review of pessaries use for POP and updated in 2013 (13,18) found only 1 randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of pessary use.
A 64-year-old woman, para 7, gravida 7, presented to the urogynaecology clinic for her routine 3-6-monthly pessary review visit.
A total of 126 women (61%) in the surgery cohort and 22 (67%) in the pessary group said they were sexually active--not a significant difference.
She first visited the practice in December 1999, requesting that the ring pessary that had been inserted some years before be checked.
Attorneys for Wade claimed that since the Oath of Hippocrates prohibits "providing a pessary to a woman for the purpose of abortion," abortion is unethical.
First they have to see a doctor then return for an oral drug, visit for a vaginal pessary and, finally, go back for a check-up.
I have heard about a device called a pessary, which is inserted in the vagina to hold the bladder in place.
But Mr Taranissi said a better system would be to administer the drug locally in a pessary to minimise its side effects.
Wade, the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, "the Father of Medicine," actually said something more specific: "The Oath varies somewhat according to the particular translation, but in any translation the content is clear: `I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion,' or `I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.
ERT may be used alone, with a pessary, or before and after surgery.
Even uterine prolapse (in which weakened support tissues allow the uterus to protrude into the vagina) may be relieved without surgery by special exercises or the use of a pessary.
The manufacturing process for the new product, Laccure Pessary, has now been scaled up and the product is ready for market introduction.