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    Hi All,

    I couldn't wait anymore for coloplast so I bought a peristeen system and tired it. Now I'm just having problems finding the rectal catheters , any one have any thoughts?

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    T7 Incomplete from 1989

    #2
    Originally posted by emanshiu View Post
    Hi All,

    I couldn't wait anymore for coloplast so I bought a peristeen system and tired it. Now I'm just having problems finding the rectal catheters , any one have any thoughts?

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    I did a quick internet search with the terms "rectal catheter for peristeen." I found quite at few on line medical suppliers who sell these catheters either by the each or in a package of 10 or 15 catheters. However most seem to be in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

    If you are in the United States, you could contact Coloplast and ask where you can buy these replacement parts. I suspect that it isn't uncommon for someone to bring their Peristeen unit to the United States when they visit or go to school. But, you know how unresponsive they can be. https://www.coloplast.us/peristeen-a...tem-en-us.aspx
    Last edited by gjnl; 23 Oct 2017, 8:01 PM.

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      #3
      where are you located ?
      are you reusing the catheters ?
      I'm finding the inflatable plastic bags that hold the water give out long before the catheters if you don't over-inflate the balloon.

      Last edited by NW-Will; 23 Oct 2017, 4:27 PM.

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        #4
        I am reusing them , but still need to have extras on hand , as well as the bag. Where can I get this?
        T7 Incomplete from 1989

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          #5
          We ordered them from Canada. Look around at the various Canadian distributors online, choose the one with the cheapest price. Not all will ship to the US. We last bought them from Premier Ostomy Center - they had a sale.

          You can sometimes pick them up on ebay. I have bought from this guy in the past, who seems to be selling his stash. He used to sell them for less....

          https://www.ebay.com/itm/Peristeen-R...4AAOSwRoxXn8dl

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            #6
            Originally posted by hlh View Post
            We ordered them from Canada. Look around at the various Canadian distributors online, choose the one with the cheapest price. Not all will ship to the US. We last bought them from Premier Ostomy Center - they had a sale.

            You can sometimes pick them up on ebay. I have bought from this guy in the past, who seems to be selling his stash. He used to sell them for less....

            https://www.ebay.com/itm/Peristeen-R...4AAOSwRoxXn8dl

            thanks for that, wow, 10 buck per....thats insane. and finding the bag seems inpossible
            T7 Incomplete from 1989

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              #7
              Insane....good? Or bad?

              it is a lot cheaper than if you buy them at a provider.

              and if you wash and re-use, then $10 lasts a long time, no?

              also, the eBay seller sends a bag or two with the catheters. Email him to confirm this.

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                #8
                I bought my kit (the poor man's Peristeen - Less than $150.00 delivered) from this website, Optimal Health Network: https://www.optimalhealthnetwork.com...pplies-s/4.htm

                I don't know if you would be able to adapt the catheters to Peristeen or not. They are $16.00 US: http://www.optimalhealthnetwork.com/...llow-p/522.htm

                I've used this system 5 times (Reusing the catheter, of course). I am very pleased with results and ease of use. The silicone bag should last forever. It is really heavy duty.
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                  #9
                  I've been using Peristeen for 5 years now ... I've never been able to over-inflate the bag enough to give him this shape ! ;p congrats !
                  I also re-use the caths, but if they've been inflated more than 4/5 pump strokes, most of the time they explode at the 2nd use.
                  C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
                  my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
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                    #10
                    how much water are you managing to use?
                    This is my third bag to die like this.
                    Also had the clips on the tubing die, so on my second pump.

                    Same here, I've found if I only inflate 3 or fewer pumps the caths last for ages.


                    Originally posted by robotnik View Post
                    I've been using Peristeen for 5 years now ... I've never been able to over-inflate the bag enough to give him this shape ! ;p congrats !
                    I also re-use the caths, but if they've been inflated more than 4/5 pump strokes, most of the time they explode at the 2nd use.

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                      #11
                      most of the time I use the total bag, but of course I stop to inflate it at the end... and I've never blown a bag like this ! I think I can do one year or more with the same. I have some spare, if you have difficulties to find it tell me, I can send you some for free !
                      I had an issue with the tubing too, solved by gluing it in place on the pump.
                      C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
                      my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
                      Also working on a French research about Peer counseling and Empowerment.

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                        #12
                        Hi - My son has been using Peristeen for 5 or 6 years now. It is a wonderful product, but crazy expensive. While there have been distributor issues, my understanding is that Coloplast has a sole distributor for U.S. market, which is ABC Medical. that is where we have been ordering from for the past couple of years. We have been lucky that our medical insurance has been covering. Link for ABC Medical: http://www.abc-med.com/bowel-management
                        The paper inserts that come in the box of catheters have the product codes for ordering parts/pieces. There are product codes on the Coloplast website but you have to hunt for them. If you want a picture of the paper insert I can post.

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                          #13
                          We have been using the system for years as well. Never had issues with the bag but have had with some catheters as well as the tubing leaking at the connectors. We have had lots of success just complaining to the supplier about the issue and then they have Coloplast send out replacements. The only U.S. supplier is ABC Medical, easily found on-line. They can put you in touch with Coloplast directly if needed. Good luck! It is a great system, much success with it.

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                            #14
                            What kind of problems?

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