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Tisana Anantawat, Jittma Manonai, Rujira Wattanayingcharoenchai and Sirirat Sarit-apirak

Abstract

Background

Vaginal pessaries have been used as an option for conservative treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

Objective

To determine if vaginal pessaries improve vaginal symptoms, quality of life, and satisfaction in women with pelvic organ prolapse after 3 to 6 months of pessary use.

Method

This was a prospective observational study in a cohort of women presenting for a vaginal pessary fitting for pelvic organ prolapse. The women were asked to complete an International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire-Vaginal Symptoms and evaluate their satisfaction using visual analog satisfaction scale before being fitted for the vaginal pessary, and after 3 and 6 months of treatment.

Result

Of the 40 women eligible to be included in this study, all vaginal symptoms and overall quality of life scores significantly improved after 3 and 6 months of treatment (P < 0.001). Moreover, the satisfaction scale increased significantly (P < 0.001).

Conclusions

The use of a vaginal pessary for up to 6 months improved vaginal symptoms, quality of life and satisfaction in women with pelvic organ prolapse.