Rationale and Comments
Nonsurgical treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse include pessaries, which are removable devices that are placed into the vagina to support the prolapsed organs (i.e., uterus, vagina, bladder and/or rectum). A pessary trial can be offered to almost all women with pelvic organ prolapse. Exceptions include women with an active vaginal infection and those who would be noncompliant with follow-up.
- American Urogynecologic Society
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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