Peristeen empties the bowel by introducing water into the bowel using a rectal catheter. It is performed whilst sitting on the toilet. The water stimulates the bowel and flushes out the stool, leaving the lower half of the bowel empty. Peristeen empties the bowel so efficiently, that it prevents faecal incontinence and constipation for up two days.
As it only requires water, Peristeen is an effective alternative to other bowel management methods that call for the use of medication. It can be administered either 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, Peristeen can help reduce the physical discomfort and mental worry of bowel leakage and constipation, making it easier to take part in social activities, go to work or travel.
The Peristeen system contains everything you need to irrigate your bowels
- A travel bag
- A control unit with pump
- A water bag
- Two rectal catheters
- 2 straps
Peristeen can be used by a wide range of people from children to adults, however before starting on Peristeen, a thorough examination by your doctor or nurse is compulsory.
The rectal catheter is available in two different sizes.