Does Irrigation take long to do?

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Irrigation times can vary depending on your symptoms and what product you use. Information can be found on each product on the website.

Many people find irrigation easy to do right from the start and their bowel symptoms are relieved very quickly. For some others this may take a little longer.

Learning something new can take a bit of practice but the results will be worthwhile if you persevere.

It can take slightly longer when you first starting irrigation until you get used to using the system and establish a bowel regime. Overall, the Qufora® IrriSedo Mini system uses a small volume of water and can have more rapid results.

The Qufora® IrriSedo Cone, Balloon and Bed uses larger volumes of water and can increase the time up to 30 minutes and occasionally longer dependent on your symptoms. Most of this time is actually waiting for the bowel to empty not actually doing the procedure. Your Healthcare Professional will discuss this with you on your initial assessment.

Don’t give up if the results are not what you would like immediately. It can take time. The aim is for you to have the bowel routine that fits in with you, so you don’t have to worry about your bowel and you can get on with your life.