Anal irrigation is a procedure for emptying the bowels by introducing lukewarm water into the bowel. It prevents both constipation and faecal incontinence as well as reduces the time spent on the toilet. Anal irrigation is also known as trans-anal irrigation or rectal irrigation.
This is how it works
The principle behind the system is very simple. Peristeen Anal irrigation is performed by introducing lukewarm tap water into the rectum using a rectal catheter, whilst sitting on the toilet. The water fills up in the large intestine and causes the faeces to move onwards in the bowel. After introducing the appropriate amount of water into the bowels, water and stools are emptied into the toilet.
Anal irrigation is an alternative to other methods such as laxatives, suppositories and mini enemas. Anal irrigation should only be carried out on a doctor nurse’s order.
1. Screw top (incl. lid) to connect control unit to water bag.
2. Bag for water.
3. Pump for activating balloon and flushing water.
4. Control unit for regulation of air and water.
5. Coated rectal catheter with balloon for insertion into the rectum.
Each of the parts have a limited service life.