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Contiform Vaginal Pessary
It is estimated that up to one in three women will suffer to some degree of incontinence at some point in their life. This can affect women of all ages and may occur at any time, but often starts in pregnancy, after childbirth, or during menopause. Personal incontinence is caused by weakness in the pelvic floor muscles whick allows leakage during ordinary, everyday activities such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, lifting, or when you are most active.
Contiform is a clinically-proven, highly effective, self-inserted device for relief from Stress Incontinence.
Made from medical-grade elastomeric material, the Contiform intravaginal device is moulded and shaped like a hollow tampon and is worn discreetly and comfortably inside the vagina, inserted and removed in much the same way you’d insert a tampon.
Contiform stops stress incontinence and urine leakage by supporting the urethra and restoring the body’s natural anatomy. With regular use, it can work in harmony with conventional pelvic floor exercises to bring about long-term improvement in muscle tone.
It can be worn all day, every day, or simply during activities like exercising. Many women prefer the reassurance of wearing it constantly to avoid leaking when laughing, coughing or sneezing, especially during the cold and ‘flu season. Contiform should be removed for cleaning at night. It includes a silicone removal ribbon to assist in removal.
Frequently Asked Questions about Contiform
Can Contiform be used with a IUD inserted? - Yes.
Can the device be used while menstruating? - Yes.
Do I need to use a lubricant before insertion? - No. Moisten the device with water before insertion.
What size do I need? - Initially try the medium size. Ensure the front of the device rests behind the pubic bone and the back of the device sits under/behind the cervix. Cough, jump or run to check for any leakage and movement. If there is still leakage or movement you will need to fit a large size. Some women prefer to try Contiform in the privacy of their home. Consequently, we recommend that they consult their Healthcare Profession
al, Nurse Continence Advisor before using Contiform
Do I need to remove Contiform when going to the toilet? - No.
Can you have intercourse with the device in? - No
When do I know it is time to replace? - The device will develop a fracture inside.
How do I clean Contiform? - Wash with warm water and unperfumed soap and rinse well before the first and subsequent uses.
Do I have to use the removal ribbon? - No. But it will make the removal easier similar to removing a tampon.
Who can use Contiform vaginal pessary? -Any woman who has stress incontinence. Women who decline surgery or are not suitable for surgery can use the Contiform device. Women who want more children or are waiting for surgery can also benefit from Contiform.
When do I use Contiform and how long does it last? -You can wear Contiform all day, or use it only when you are exercising. With everyday use Contiform will last up to 30 days. If used only 2 or 3 times a week the device will last more than 30 days.
How does Contiform work? -Contiform is an intravaginal device shaped like a hollow tampon. Made of medical grade Santoprene.
You shouldn't use Contiform if:
- You are pregnant
- You have moderate or severe prolapse- if you can keep a tampon in, you can use and benefit from the Contiform device
- During intercourse
- Within 2 months of having a baby
- If you have a vaginal or bladder infection or vaginal soreness