A pessary is a medical device inserted into the vagina, either to provide structural support, or as a method of delivering medication. The term is derived from Greek πεσσάριον pessarion, "piece of medication-soaked wool/lint, inserted into the vagina
- A variety of pessaries are available, including the ring, inflatable camera.gif, doughnut camera.gif, and Gellhorn camera.gif. Your doctor will fit your pessary to hold the pelvic organs in position without causing discomfort. Pessaries come in different sizes and should be fitted carefully. See a picture of how a pessary camera.gif should fit. Pessaries can be used successfully to treat other gynecologic conditions, such as a uterus that is in the wrong position.