Anesthetic Cream Use During Office Pessary Removal and Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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(Abstracted from Obstet Gynecol 2017;130:190–197)An inexpensive, nonsurgical treatment option for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence is the vaginal pessary; these are especially for women with severe medical comorbidities that make them poor surgical candidates. Although attempts at pessary fitting are successful in nearly 90% of patients, approximately half discontinue use within 24 months after fitting.

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