Use of products
Manufactured by Bioteque America, Inc.
Provide for relief
from the symptoms of : Genital Prolapse (Uterine
Prolapse, Cystocele, and Rectocele). Specialized
pessaries can also effectively relieve urinary incontinence.
A complete listing
of our manufactured Prolapse products can be found
pessary is a
vaginal prosthesis that has evolved over centuries to become an
effective medical device to relieve the stress of a
cystocele, a rectocele, a uterine or bladder
prolapse, or the problems associated retroversion,procidentia
along with urinary incontinence.
come in a variety of shape sizes, and materials. They are perfectly
safe and comfortable for long term usage.
What is Genital
Genital prolapse is a general
term which includes several conditions, which may occur separately
or in combination. These include uterine prolapse (dropped womb),
vaginal prolapse, cystocele (dropped bladder), rectocele (dropped
rectum), and enterocele (herniation of the small intestine into the
space between the rectum and vagina).
A prolapsed uterus occurs when
the uterus drops from its normal position. The cervix may also
descend into the vaginal opening. The condition occurs in
approximately 11% of women.
Causes of a prolapsed
A prolapsed uterus may occur for several
Childbirth, especially with a
large baby, can place pressure on the birth canal and damage the
Constipation and obesity can
place pressure on internal organs and cause a uterine
Fibroid tumors can be a
Menopause with its reduced
estrogen levels can result in the ligaments holding the uterus in
place to lose some of their elasticity and
Symptoms of a prolapsed
Symptoms of a prolapsed uterus include a
feeling of bulging, pelvic heaviness or fullness and/or low back
pain. The symptoms usually get worse with activity and get better
with bed rest. While standing, women with a prolapse may feel like
something is falling out.
Heaviness or pain in the
Incontinence or difficulty
Women affected by a Genital
Genital prolapse is a condition that
commonly affects older post-menopausal women. It also occurs in
women during their childbearing years.
to do if you are experiencing symptoms
cases of uterine prolapse are not usually treated with
Kegel Exercises which are
special exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles are helpful
fotr mild prolapse, urinary stress incontinence, sexual function and
Pessaries can be used to
alleviate more severe symptoms. Pessaries are special prostheses of
different shapes and sizes that are fitted into the vagina and can
effectively support the prolapse. The pessary must be fitted
according to the type and degree of prolapse. Specialized pessaries
can also effectively relieve urinary incontinence.
Surgery is used to repair and
reconstruct the weakened pelvic floor and restore normal function.
It is indicated only when the prolapse is causing significant
symptoms and when conservative non-surgical measures have
Our medical pessaries are Manufactured to the Highest
Standards and will help alleviate the symptoms of Genital
Prolapse. The righ pessary lifts and supports the vaginal area. This
reduces the symptoms of prolapsed uterus including back pain,
fullness and the "falling out" feeling.
If you are experiencing
symptoms, you should talk to your Gynecologist preferably a
Uro-gynecologist. He or she will perform a pelvic exam to assess the
condition. A variety of treatments are available, depending on the
severity of the prolapse, your age and desire to have
If you are a candidate for a pessary, you
will find the following information useful.
A pessary is a vaginal
prosthesis that has evolved over centuries to become an effective
medical device to relieve the stress of a cystocele, a rectocele, a
uterine or bladder prolapse, or the problems associated with urinary
incontinence. Pessaries come in a variety of shape sizes, and
materials. They are perfectly safe and comfortable for long term
Willl always have to use
this pessary ?
necessarily. Although pessaries are an alternative to surgery,
your vaginal muscles may strengthen to the extent thaf your
pessary is no longer required. Sometimes pessaries are only
required for strenuous exercises like jogging or hiking.
Certainly, if you are a candidate for surgery, your pessary is
only temporary until corrective surgery can be
Can a pessary hurt
or become uncomfortable ?
A properly fitted pessary will never cause pain or
discomfort. You should be able to perform your normal daily
activities without any difficulty.
How often should I
remove my pessary ?
It is recommended that you remove your pessary daily to
clean it using a mild soap and water: However, if you have
difficulty removing your pessary contact your healthcare provider
and make an appointment for removal and cleaning. Do not be
alarmed if your appointment date is weeks away. It is not unusual
for pessaries to remain in place from 4 to 12
What is my responsibility
Your responsibility is
to follow your healthcare provider's instructions, wear your
pessary, and keep all follow-up appointments. If you should move,
be sure to notify your healthcare provider.
Will my pessary set
off the alarm at the airport
Can I have sex with
my pessary in place ?
certainly can. If you need to remove your pessary, then do
Will my pessary
prevent a pregnancy ?
it will not. A pessary is not a contraceptive device. If
you are sexually active, wear a pessary and need to avoid
pregnancy, then discuss this with your healthcare
Can my pessary fallout
Yes, it can. If
your pessary is too small or you need adiflerent type of pessary,
sometimes it will fan out. Whenever this happens, simply clean
your pessary with a mild soap and water and reinsert it. If it is
a persistent problem, then call your healthcare provider for an
appointment. You may need a different size or
Daily Care and Helpful
l can't remove my
pessary, now what ?
If you want to
remove your pessary but can't, don 't panic. Simply call your
healthcare provider and schedule an
My pessary seems to have
moved out of position and is uncomfortable. Wash your hands, lie down and push the
pessary up as far as you can. Don't worry,it can't get lost. It s
impossible to push your pessary into your
I see some discharge and
bleeding. What do I do ?
Sometimes pessaries can irritate body tissues
causing a slight discharge or bleeding. Call your healthcare
provider if it persists.
What do l do about daily
Do not change your normal bathing
routine because you are wearing a pessary.
Should I douche
You do not need to
douche unless instructed to do so by your healthcare