To be continent is not just reliant on the anal sphincter muscles. It is a combination of the anal sphincter, stool consistency, rectal sensation, and muscle support of the rectum. For some people they may have a weak anal sphincter but remain continent. Therefore, it is normally with a combination of factors that a person becomes incontinent.
Rectal irrigation allows the rectum and lower part of the bowel to be emptied so that the individual can remain continent. Your healthcare professional will recommend the appropriate irrigation product to suit your bowel management needs, as there are various products in the Qufora® IrriSedo range.
You should also contact them if you have been using your irrigation system as instructed but remain symptomatic as you may need to be re-assessed.