What is it?

A vaginal pessary is a removable device that is put into the vagina. It is used to support the prolapsed walls of your vagina and/or uterus. They are usually made of vinyl, plastic or silicone.
Your GP may suggest using a pessary if you are:
  • Pregnant or have just had a baby
  • Waiting to have prolapse surgery or can't have this surgey
There are two main types of vaginal pessaries. Support or ring pessaries are the most common type used and comes in different sizes. Fitting kits are available. Space-occupying pessaries are less common and Gellhorn, doughnut and cube types.