Determining the right size for you
The uresta® bladder support comes in five sizes (size 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6; the size of the bladder support is identified by a number on one side of the handle32.). The size you are on the inside has nothing to do with the size you are on the outside, so expect to need to try a few sizes before you find the one that is right for you.
We created the uresta® Starter Kit to make it easy and affordable for you to find your size. The starter kit comes with sizes 3, 4 and 5, which are our most popular sizes.
Start with size 3 then work your way up, as needed.
Your uresta® is fitted properly if33:
You don’t feel it. Most women say you can feel it at first just like when you put on a new ring or bracelet but, after a while, you don’t feel it at all.
When you cough, sneeze or exercise, bladder leaking is stopped or substantially reduced.
You are still able to urinate (empty your bladder); when inserted, your uresta® bladder support should not stop you from urinating or having a bowel movement.
Jump or dance around to test it out.
Switch to a larger size if:
Your uresta® falls down into the opening of the vagina or falls out completely when you do physical activity.
Your leakage has not stopped or reduced to a significant degree.
Switch to smaller size if:
You find your uresta® to be uncomfortable.
You cannot void or empty your bladder, and/or have difficulty having a bowel movement.
80% of women find their right size in the uresta® Starter Kit.
If you don’t find a comfortable and effective size in the kit, contact us at 1-866-560-5690 and, with proof of purchase, we will provide you a complimentary smaller (size 2) or bigger (size 6) size.
Inserting your uresta®
Wash your hands with soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly.
It may be helpful to use a water-based lubricant (available in your local pharmacy) to help you with insertion. It is usually helpful to place one foot on a stool or the toilet seat cover to prepare for insertion.
Inserting your uresta® is not unlike inserting a tampon. Grasp the handle of the uresta® bladder support with one hand. With the other hand, place a small amount of lubricant on the tapered end. Separate the labia (the opening or outer lips) of the vagina with one hand and direct the tapered end of the uresta® bladder support into the vagina with the other.
Push uresta® into the vagina. Push it towards your spine to get it in the proper position. It may require some effort to get it into the vagina. With your finger, push the handle to position the uresta® bladder support higher into the vagina.
Removing your uresta®
- Wash your hands with soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly.
- Separate the labia (the opening or outer lips) of the vagina with the fingers of one hand. Insert the index finger of your other hand into the vagina to locate the handle of the uresta®. If you are able to grasp the handle with your thumb and index finger, pull it directly down and out of the vagina. If you have difficulty reaching the handle, bear down as if you were trying to move your bowels. This should help move the uresta® down to a point where you can grasp the handle and remove it.
If you have vaginal dryness:
You may find it more difficult to use your uresta® but using a water-based lubricant for insertion may help. You can also see your healthcare professional for treatment of your vaginal dryness.
If the uresta® bladder support is too large:
You will feel it is uncomfortable and have difficulty emptying your bladder. If either of the above are true, remove the bladder support and try a smaller size.
If the uresta® bladder support is too small:
It may fall down to the opening of the vagina or fall out of the vagina and your bladder leaking may not be stopped or substantially reduced. Remove the bladder support and try the next larger size.
If the uresta® bladder support falls out with a bowel movement:
Remove it before a bowel movement. Wash your hands with soap and warm water and then re-insert the uresta® bladder support after the bowel movement
If the uresta® bladder support does not stay in place:
Check with your healthcare provider. You may have pelvic organ prolapse (descent of the pelvic organs) and the uresta® bladder support may not be effective.
Do not use the uresta® bladder support34:
If you are under 18 years of age
If you are pregnant
During sexual intercourse
If you had recent vaginal surgery
Do not use the uresta® bladder support if you have any of the following:
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Excessive vaginal discharge
Any foul odour associated with vaginal discharge
Do not use the uresta® bladder support if:
The tamperproof seal on the retail package is broken at time of purchase
Inspection of the uresta® bladder support reveals cracks or other defects