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    Anyone use the peristeen anal irrigation by coloplast?

    I had a different thread on here about my husbands Bowel accidents that consistantly happen ever to 10 days no matter what he tries to stop it, nothing has worked.
    He said this patteren is similar to before his sci but now you can see how this is a problem.
    Someone wrote back to me about this device and I am wondering if anyone else has used it and what they think???

    #2
    I have LMN bowel so I looked this device up. It may not be available in the USA. Coloplast makes nice products but if they can't get FDA approval to sell it here they stick to the international markets.

    I'd be interested to know too and I'll watch this thread.

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      #3
      cmoore
      What is LMN bowel?

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        #4
        It is still quite new in England, but I know people who are trying it and have said they are having accidents, dont know if the accidents might stop after using it for a longer period of time

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          #5
          Lower Motor Neuron. It's a flaccid bowel with no ability to hold anything in. Low thoracic and lumbar paras can get it depending on the part of the spinal cord damaged. My only way to manage is to eat foods that give me hard stool , take fibercon and pray for no accidents after I get dressed.

          Coloplasts' UK website also has something that looks like what I can only describe as a Tampon for the rectum. My only guess is that you insert it and it opens up like an upside down umbrella to hold in stool. Again, not available in the USA.

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            #6
            I use it, I never have had an accident since I started. Believe me, it is the best thing, 10 minutes, no pills or anything and no spesial diett. It is very expencive though, I am 1 of 5 who is getting it for free to see how it is working, because Coloplast expect the Norwegian healtcare to pay for it, just like they pay for caths and other equipment.

            The "tampon" is not working for accidents, it is only used for not getting mucous in your pants after you have taken care of your bowel. I have tried it for accidents before I started with the irrigation.
            Last edited by woman from Europe; 23 Nov 2008, 8:19 PM.
            TH 12, 43 years post

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              #7
              Here's a link for how it's used if anyone in the US can get their hands on one.

              http://www.spinalistips.se/tips-bowe...on-en-681.html

              The "tampon" for preventing mucous leaks would not be such a bad thing either.

              This is America. Why can't I have rectal irrigators and butt tampons?

              Must convince President Obama to invade Europe

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                #8
                Originally posted by cmoore View Post
                Here's a link for how it's used if anyone in the US can get their hands on one.

                http://www.spinalistips.se/tips-bowe...on-en-681.html

                The "tampon" for preventing mucous leaks would not be such a bad thing either.

                This is America. Why can't I have rectal irrigators and butt tampons?

                Must convince President Obama to invade Europe
                Then you have to convince him for the ADA law too, because we can use that
                TH 12, 43 years post

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                  #9
                  I propose the following trade:

                  10,000 American Lawyers and Politicians
                  for an equal number of Norway's bowel program products.
                  No give backs.

                  Seriously though, I may call Coloplast's US division and ask if there is a way to obtain these products here.

                  Didn't mean to hijack the thread from the original poster. Sorry.

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                    #10
                    This is not yet available in the USA, and it would be illegal for anyone to sell or try to import this into the USA as it is classified as a medical device. FDA testing for long term safety of medical devices is an expensive process. It has been used for several years in various countries in Europe.

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                      #11
                      SCI nurse
                      I can appreciate that this device is not available in the US yet but we are desperate! We need help, nothing is working and I dont know how long he can take it.
                      Everything I read just says if you do a regular program you "should not have any accidents". That does not help us. Seems like many people still do and why cant anyone figure out why?

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                        #12
                        cmoore
                        thanks for trying to keep us smiling!

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                          #13
                          Home made bowel irrigation system

                          I've been lurking here for well over a year and a half and although I've never had anything to contribute, have benefited a great deal from the numerous tips on managing UTI challenges. Suddenly encountering this Bowel Irrigation thread, I thought I sould mention the home made bowel irrigation system I have been using for a little over two years. It's sort of a cross between the Peristeen and the PIE systems and has made a big difference in my life. The procedure takes about 45 minutes every fourth day and gives me a good enough cleanout that I never have bowel surprises anymore. As an L1/L2, I have good enough upper limb function that I can self administer the procedure, . I'll be glad supply more details if anyone is interested.

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                            #14
                            How well does that peristeen/coloplast thing work in Europe?

                            What is it exactly anyway?

                            (Is it my imagination or does Europe produce a lot of good products for SCI patients? Permobil wheelchairs, Rolli-Moden, for example).

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                              #15
                              Here is some information on the Peristeen anal irrigation system:

                              http://www.spinalistips.se/tips-bowe...on-en-681.html

                              (KLD)
                              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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