- Shelf Pessary
- Ideal for uterine prolapse and vaginal prolapse after hysterectomy
- Available in a wide range of sizes
- Helps relieve the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse
- Washable and reusable
Shelf Pessaries are designed to give support to Pelvic Organ Prolapse
The Shelf Pessary is designed to give relief from the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse and is particularly useful for women suffering from uterine prolapse. It is also very good for women suffering from vaginal vault prolapse who have undergone a hysterectomy.
The Shelf Pessary is a harder and less flexible pessary, however is still very comfortable to wear and can help with the uncomfortable heavy, dragging feeling often associated with pelvic organ prolapse. Pessaries, along with pelvic floor exercise, are advocated as a first-line treatment for prolapse and can help with the everyday symptoms of prolapse.
Whilst a pessary cannot cure a prolapse, it can help you to manage it, and there are clinical trials which show that wearing a pessary can help prevent your prolapse from getting worse.
The Shelf Pessary is available in a range of sizes for your convenience.
The Shelf Pessary is available in the following sizes:
- Size 6: 57mm diameter
- Size 7: 60mm diameter
- Size 8: 64mm diameter
- Size 9: 67mm diameter
- Size 10: 70mm diameter
- Size 11: 73mm diameter
- Size 12: 76mm diameter
- Size 13: 79mm diameter
- Size 14: 83mm diameter
- Size 15: 86mm diameter
- Size 16: 89mm diameter
Please note: initial pessary fitting and sizing should be carried out by a trained healthcare professional.
Which pessary should I use?
If you still need help choosing which type of pessary would be best for you, see our blog on pessary use.