5. Troubleshooting

I have weak anal sphincter muscles, so will I still be continent after using rectal irrigation?

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 free of stool so that the individual can remain continent and continue with their daily activities of living. If the stool consistency is too loose then this may need addressing also with diet and/or medication adjustments. Finding the correct rectal irrigation product is essential to ensure the most efficient level of irrigation per individual.

There are various types of Qufora IrriSedo irrigation products which can be tailored to your symptoms and can be discussed with your healthcare professional. You should also contact them if you have been using your irrigation system as instructed but remain symptomatic as you may need re-assessed.

 

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