Peristeen is a transanal irrigation system for people who suffer from fecal incontinence and constipation. Using Peristeen minimizes the likelihood of involuntary bowel leakage and/or constipation.
Peristeen empties the bowel by introducing water into the bowel using a rectal catheter. This is performed while sitting on the toilet. The water stimulates the muscles in the bowel and flushes out the stool, leaving the lower half of the bowel empty. Peristeen empties the bowel so that it prevents fecal incontinence and constipation for up two days.
As it only requires water, Peristeen is an effective alternative to other bowel management methods which call for the use of medication. It can be administered on your own or with assistance and enables you to decide when and where you want to empty your bowel. Used routinely, daily or every other day, it can help reduce the physical discomfort and mental worry that fecal incontinence and constipation bring, making it easier to take part in work and social activities.
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*Important Safety Information: Peristeen® empties the bowel by introducing water into the bowel using a rectal catheter. The anal irrigation procedure should always be carried out with care. Bowel perforation is an extremely rare, but serious and potentially lethal complication to anal irrigation and will require immediate admission to hospital, often requiring surgery. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk to your healthcare provided to understand the risks and benefits to determine if Peristeen is right for you. This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Although many patients benefit from the use of this device, results may vary.