Inserting pessary yourself

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hello ladies

Had a tvt and anterior repair in April 2015, and when I saw consultant's registrar about 3 months later was told that I had a Grade 1 posterior wall prolapse - thought I could feel something. No treatment, just physiotherapy for PF. She says my pelvic floor is good. Saw consultant who said that he would not operate - I'm ok with that - but go down the pessary route, which I agreed with. Now he has given me a pessary which I will take out each evening and insert each morning so that "You will be in control" . Julie the nurse will send you an appointment to show you how to do it and the is an App. Well I have been on uTube and am doing it, but how do I know I am doing it correctly? Is it going into the right place. I still feel a bit of a bulge as I did when I saw him, but he said that it wasn't the prolapse. I don't know what it is supposed to look like "down there" never looked before this started!!! I am 67. Anyone help me with this do it yourself pessary???

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    Hi Celia, what is a TVT?

    i have just had a A&P and I can only give you my exsperiance I could see a big fleshed lump at the neck of the vagina, but everyone is different.

    matron will be on line at some point and she will advise you Lv.

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    Hi Gillian,

    tvt is a mesh sling for stress incontinence, holds the bladder up. I too can see a fleshy lump at the entrance to the vagina, didn't know if it was there before and thought it was the prolapse.

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