Finding a reliable way to empty your bowel is essential in order to avoid unwanted complications like bowel leakage and constipation. Having a good bowel management routine may improve your physical and emotional well-being and help you to have regular and comfortable bowel movements, prevent bowel leakage and constipation and improve your quality of life.
To manage both bowel leakage and constipation, there are a number of treatment options available in increasing order of invasiveness:
- Conservative treatment, such as moderating diet and fluid intake and/or taking medication
- Digital stimulation
- Trans anal irrigation, also known as bowel irrigation e.g Peristeen®
- Sacral nerve stimulation
- Antegrade colonic irrigation (ACE)
- Sacral anterior root stimulation