Vaginal weights are devices made of plastic, silicone or rubber that are inserted into the vagina and are used to physically support the uterus, bladder, rectum, or even the vagina when you experience uterine prolapse or pelvic organs. These are used as therapeutic methods, but they are not suitable for any woman!
What are vaginal weights and how are they used?
They are very similar both in shape and method of implementation of the diaphragms used in contraception. They have the role of either supporting a pelvic organ or putting pressure on one to prevent certain fluid leaks (as in the case of urinary incontinence). Vaginal weights are devices made of plastic, rubber or silicone inserted into the vagina for various purposes. The most popular types of weighing are: Gelhorn; ring; semiinelare; circular. These are only introduced by the gynecologist in his office. They are made of several types of material to suit every woman (if they have allergies for example). The decision of the type of regret belongs to the patient. The vaginal pessary needs care, because it must be removed and cleaned at certain intervals. Some of them require daily cleaning, while others need to be removed weekly. The doctor will teach you how to do this at home, but if you find it too complicated then you can seek the services of a doctor in this regard.
When to use vaginal weights?
These are most often used in the case of uterine prolapse. This condition is characterized by a fall of the uterus in the vaginal canal that appeared as a result of the weakness of the muscles and ligaments that support it. In general, this fall is treated surgically by refixing the position of the uterus. Doctors claim that surgery can be avoided with the help of vaginal wounds, which play the same role. Peas are also useful in conditions such as cystocysts (the bladder falls into the vagina) or the rectums (when a wall of the rectum becomes inflamed and reaches the bottom of the vagina). Weights can also be used when you suffer from stress urinary incontinence or when it occurs during pregnancy.
Are there any risks associated with using vaginal weights?
The specialists claim that there are risks associated with the use of the weights, but that they are far less and less dangerous than the surgical intervention. These include: vaginal lesions; irritation when fixing and mounting; bleeding; ulcers; rectocele; hypotonia of the vaginal wall etc.
Are there situations in which they are contraindicated?
The pessary is contraindicated in women suffering from: local infections (vagina and pelvis); sensitivity or allergy to the material from which they are made; vaginal erosions; dementia and other mental disorders. There are also medical situations that you can suffer and which can cause the vaginal distress not to have the expected effect. For example, if you have fibrous scars on your vagina, a vagina that is too tight or short or if your local musculature is weak then there is a risk of it falling or slipping and unable to support the target organ.
Is there a danger that the weights will move indoors or fall?
The vagina is a closed channel and that fixes the device well with the help of the muscular walls. There is a risk that it will slip out of the vagina at very high physical effort or if its size is not suitable for the size of your vagina. Most women who wear vaginal weights can have sex without having to take it off. Ask your doctor if this facility allows you. Also, in many of them, there is no danger of them being displaced or falling during sexual intercourse. If you are wearing vaginal weights, the diaphragm method as the contraceptive method is no longer an option to consider.