The malleable Hodge pessary, available with or without a supporting membrane, is commonly used for a first or mild second-degree uterine prolapse and may also relieve a mild cystocele and stress inconinence.
The hodge pessary is ideal for women with a small vaginal introitus
These pessaries, designed to be manually shapeable for individual fitting, are usually prescribed for reproductive-aged women who prefer conservative therapy.
This allows the elevation of a retroflexed uterus primarily, an indication which has lost its significance.
The Hodge pessary is made from medical grade silicone with a semi-rigid aluminium filling allowing for various shaping and adapting to individual circumstances.
Sizes range from 65 to 110mm in 5mm increments.
The pessary with the smallest diameter that supports the pelvis should be prescribed.
Clean the pessary with warm water. Autoclaving or boiling can be also effective.
Do not put this in the microwave.