Priority 22 from the Pessary use for Prolapse PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Should a young woman with a non-bothersome prolapse be encouraged to use a pessary to prevent future problems? (JLA PSP Priority 22)
Overall ranking 22
JLA question ID 0054/22
Explanatory note Many women have an anatomical prolapse which is not bothersome, nor causes any symptoms. A pessary as a supportive device might be used with early stages of prolapse to reduce the risk of the prolapse getting worse. Research could identify when a pessary might be used in this way, and if followed up in the long term might help us know whether some symptomatic prolapses are preventable. 

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Renal and urogenital
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PSP information
PSP unique ID 0054
PSP name Pessary use for Prolapse
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 66  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 8 September 2017