Bladder prolapse

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-19-2012
Bladder prolapse
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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 3:41pm

I have been wearing a pessrie I don`t know if (I spelled it right), its like a small plastic disk that holds my bladder up. Now it seems I have a sore high up in my vagina. My doctor wants to take a biopsy and gave me an antibotic and wants me to use estrogene cream. Has anyone else have this problem? I really do not want the surgery. Thank You

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 9:02am

Hi and welcome! From what I have read, pessaries can be an effective substitute for surgery for many women. Sores in the vagina are one of the known complications. It sounds like your doctor is being cautious by wanting a biopsy, which is good. Here is some information from WebMD:

Possible complications from wearing a pessary include:

  • Open sores in the vaginal wall.
  • Bleeding.
  • Wearing away of the vaginal wall. In severe cases, an opening (fistula) can form between the vagina and the rectum.
  • Bulging of the rectum against the vaginal wall (rectocele formation).

Complications can be minimized by having a pessary that fits correctly and that does not put too much pressure on the wall of the vagina. Your pessary should be checked frequently by your health professional until both of you are satisfied with the fit.

In post menopausal women, estrogen (cream, ring, or tablets) is sometimes used with a pessary to help with irritation caused by the pessary.

Follow your health professional's instructions for cleaning your pessary, because regular cleaning reduces the risk of complications. The cleaning schedule is determined by the type of pelvic organ prolapse and the specific brand of pessary.

Read the whole article here:

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-19-2012
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 2:11pm

Thank You for answering me Becky, my doctor is someone of few words.......

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 6:41pm

That can be frustrating, but don't let it discourage you from asking questions if you don't understand what is happening! *hugs!*