Pelvic organ prolapse: Can ring pessary failure be predicted?

The success rate at three months is 50%, Australian study shows

Conservative treatment of pelvic organ prolapse using a ring pessary is more likely to fail in women with certain characteristics, including prior hysterectomy, Australian researchers say.

gynaecologist putting on gloves prior to examining patient

Gynaecologists from the University of Sydney have identified that women who are premenopausal or have a large genital hiatus and perineal body are also at greater risk of treatment failure. 

The team studied outcomes for 84