A Question about Pessaries - page 2
I have been lecturing on female reproductive disorders and mentioned the use of a pessary for prolapsed uterus and bladder. One of the students asked--how long should a pessary be left in place... Read More
Nov 14, '02Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 8,729; Likes: 8,412I would be afraid they would take root up there.
Nov 14, '02Occupation: RN, ICU/CCU Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 1,062; Likes: 7Originally posted by canoehead
I would be afraid they would take root up there.
Nov 15, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 367; Likes: 9Potatoes or other root veggies?!!!!! Ugh! You've got to be kidding? Please be kidding.....I've heard of some wild things, but wow.
Nov 16, '02Occupation: RN, ICU/CCU Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 1,062; Likes: 7Originally posted by jenac
Potatoes or other root veggies?!!!!! Ugh! You've got to be kidding? Please be kidding.....I've heard of some wild things, but wow.
Nov 16, '02Occupation: Haemetology nurse Specialty: Oncology/Haemetology/HIV ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 7,040; Likes: 7,483Nope not kidding at all.
Also, some individuals have been taught as folklore to insert small root/root vegetables to "draw out" infections/discharges.
This ranks (pun intended) up there with drinking kerosene to rid oneself of worms (honest to god, I've had two of these patients).
I would hate to be there, when they passed gas - hopefully in a non-smoking area.
Nov 17, '02Occupation: RN-Med surg for now Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 19; Likes: 3ooooooo....bad memories. I had a Home Health pt once (90+) that had a pessary and we had to remove and clean it 2x week!! I was a blue cube with concave sides and no string anywhere in site! You had to "go after it" and "return it" just the same way and boy can I say something about the "discharge" that you encounter in this process will make your eyes water! That is an all to clear memory......................................
Nov 17, '02Occupation: Nursing student Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 389; Likes: 10Here's a reference to the "vine in the vagina"/root vegetables as a pessary rumour. If anyone has actually treated (had DIRECT contact with) a patient who did this, and can provide documentation, please contact the website so they can document it as a verifiable fact, and not an urban legend.
Nov 17, '02Occupation: Haemetology nurse Specialty: Oncology/Haemetology/HIV ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 7,040; Likes: 7,483A BLUE CUBE!!!!!!
I always thought that they were ovoid/egg shaped????
Nov 17, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 31,898; Likes: 20,742On a similar note (that of "home remedies"), had a backwoods-type pt once who described his anticoag therapy (after he'd run out of warfarin and chose not to return to the clinic for refills, blood draws): he put himself on a small dose of rat poison orally, then pricked his finger once a week and timed how long it took him to clot. If it took longer than X amt of time to clot, he'd decrease his dose of rat poison for the week. With a shorter amt of time to clot, he'd increase the dose. Creative, but scary!
Took care of an 80-ish-year-old woman once who'd diagnosed and splinted her own forearm fracture, many years previous.
I've no experience w/pessaries, tho'.
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Nov 17, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 4,738; Likes: 104Hey, you're not too far off with the potato and root vegetable thing. These were, apparently what were originally used to treat the problem.