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I have a large rectocele and my doctor just fitted me for a pessary. I have a cube pessary with drainage. I tried to read up on it when I got home and I was a little surprised as I kept seeing things about this being the pessary of last resort and it seemed like it had more side effects. The study I found was small, but 5 out of 6 people had vaginal erosion. They may have been using it longer than I will but I find that number disturbing. She didn't give me any estrogen cream but I think this is meant to be a short trial, not permanent so maybe that is ok?
She told me I could leave it in for 2 weeks until my next visit but looking online, it seems like you are supposed to take them out and clean them every night so I am going to do that. It is really difficult to remove as it has suction cups on 4 sides. I'm struggling with the mechanics and also concerned that I wasn't given this information from my doctor.
Has anyone else used one of these? Care to share your experience? Any useful tips? Did you leave it out while you slept?
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