Anyone had success having a pessary fitted after hysterectomy

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I am worried that a pessary won't work for me as had a hysterectomy years ago.  My nurse said they weren't always successful after having one . 

Has anyone had one fitted that does the job?

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    Hi Taff, I'm not sure why you have been advised to be fitted for a pessary post hysterectomy.  I had a prolapsed uterus from having big babies, and tried a pessary.  It was too uncomfortable and opted for a hysterectomy.  

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      My prolapse has happened recently, I had a hysterectomy years ago.  I have tried three types of pessaries but none have helped.  Seeing my nurse in a few days time to try another one.  She did say they don't always work after having a hysterectomy. 

      Am in so much discomfort with bladder pressing on my bowel and causing it to prolapse.

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      I am so sorry... these babies of ours took a toll on our bodies!  My first one was a forceps delivery, and that's the one that evidently caused the most damage..  my second one was 10 pounds 4 ounces, so that sealed the deal.  I recently had a sling operation for stress incontinence (for 15 years that became unbearable over the past few years)  and and a grade 2 rectocele repair, which were both successful.  The sling operation was a snap, the rectocele repair a harder recovery.  Still worth it!  I don't know what to tell you about your cystocele - I'm afraid it will require surgery to repair considering the severity of symptoms you describe.  

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      I have a feeling that I will have to go down the surgery route.  May know more after next week when a new pessary fitted. 
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