It is imperative that we put aside pointless embarrassment and find out how to feel better. Even the slightest discomfort must not be neglected, rather it must be tackled immediately to solve the problem. If you have recently experienced pain while urinating, or sexual intercourse has suddenly become painful, or your lower abdomen feels heavy, discuss these signals with your doctor. There is no need to despair, but it is useful to understand what is happening, because every problem has a solution.
There are different types of pessary. The most common, affordable and easy to use type is the ring pessary. For.me.sa. manufactures both rubber and silicone pessaries, and the latter kind are also available as a sterile version to guarantee the best possible hygiene. This is the most versatile and comfortable, the easiest to use, the least invasive and, above all, the softest type. In other words, it’s there but you can’t feel it, and when treating mild prolapse and mild incontinence it is also the most suitable for urethral and cystocele correction.
Then there are different shaped pessaries that can support even more severe prolapses and provide a feasible alternative to surgery, such as the cube pessary or Gellhorn pessary, which are amongst the “strongest” models. In addition to these, there are specific pessaries for incontinence, with special knobs that act on the urethra canal to prevent “licking” or dripping, that unpleasant feeling of leakage or a urinary urge that gets progressively worse, even amongst young women.
This is another female heath taboo: often after a pregnancy the tissues of the pelvic floor remain damaged and are no longer able to perform their support function as they used to (even under the age of 30) and as a result, the statistics show a high incontinence rate among women – including younger women. However, pregnancy is not the only cause. Incontinence may be due to many other factors, such as obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, physical exertion, and even untreated bronchitis.
All of these cases can involve mild or severe discomfort, and they need to be tackled using appropriate tools of the right shape and size.