For 1st or mild uterine prolapse, cystocele, rectocele
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Bioteque Cup pessary is used for patients that have a first or second degree uterine prolapse, cystocele and/or rectocele
For whom is the Cup pessary suitable for ?
The cup pessary is ideally recommended for women who have a first or second degree uterine prolapse (mild – moderate) which is complicated by a cystocele and or rectocele
Can I use this pessary if I'm pregnant?
You would have to discuss with your doctor. There have not been any reports of this pessary having adverse effects in pregnancy. The pessary should however be removed before full term..
Can I build up muscle structure?
Through regular kegel exercises and physiotherapy, women have built up a good pelvic floor muscle strength leading to good structure.
I have pressure sores on the pubic notch can I use the cup?
Yes, it is designed to alleviate pessary pressure on the pubic notch.
What are the holes in the pessary for?
The holes in the pessary allow for drainage of any vaginal fluids.
How do I know what size to use?
Your doctor or women’s health physiotherapist will be able to measure you. The width of the vaginal vault helps determine the size of the cup needed.
With my uterine prolapse, will the cervix push out the cup?
No, if the cup is positioned correctly then there shouldn’t be any movement of this pessary.
Can the cup restrict bowel movements?
There has not been any record of this pessary obstructing bowel movements
How do I remove the cup pessary?
Insert one finger into the large hole to bring the pessary down toward the introitus (opening of the vagina) . Turn the pessary so that the rim is almost parallel to the introitus. With one or two fingers of the other hand, press down on the perineum and slide the pessary out.
What about cleaning the Cup ?
Its like any other pessary, wash under clean water, you can boil it, autoclave it but its just as easy to wash well. If you use soap remember to remove ALL soap residue before re-inserting. Do not towel dry as tiny fibres can get stuck to the silicone and may cause infection. Just air dry or even reinsert when wet. We recommend the IncoClean as this is an enzyme which removes all bio film as well as protecting your pessary.