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The Qufora® IrriSedo Cone system is developed for patients who are able to sit on or over a toilet. It can be used by patients (or their carers) by holding a cone in the rectum while the water is being instilled.

This simple to use system works by connecting a tube from the water bag to a cone. The water bag is hung up and a hand pump with “easy to use” valve is supplied. Water is then instilled into the rectum via the cone, which is easily inserted and removed. The process takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

In order to gain continence and prevent constipation it is recommended to perform rectal irrigation daily or every other day.

The Qufora® IrriSedo Cone system is simple to learn and easy to handle.


There are two systems that can be used with regards to the Qufora® IrriSedo Cone system, these are;

QTS – Qufora® IrriSedo Cone System – Starter set (5 irrigations). This system is supplied with a 1500ml water bag with hand pump, 1 cone bag, 1 hook and 5 hydrophilic cones.

QTM – Qufora® IrriSedo Cone system (15 irrigations). This system is supplied with a 1500 ml water bag with hand pump, 1 cone bag and 15 hydrophilic cones.

You can also be prescribed a Qufora® IrriSedo Cone system – Accessory set. This consists of 15 hydrophilic cones.

The rectal cones supplied with these systems are all single use and the water bag can be used up to a month.


Tip #1

Fill the water bag with 100ml extra water than you require before you prime the tubing to start

Tip #2

Make sure you run the water through the tubing before you irrigate

Tip #3

Always make sure to drink the correct amount of water. If your water balance is too low, this may result in the irrigation water being retained and absorbed by the bowel.

Tip #4

An adult should drink between 1.5 and 2 litres of water every day, more if the weather is hot.

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What if I have pain or bleeding when inserting the cone?

If you have excessive pain or bleeding seek immediate medical advice.

However, minor bleeding can be due to trauma from catheter insertion. Remember to lubricate the catheter and insert the catheter slowly and gently into the rectum.

If minor bleeding or pain persists contact your healthcare professional.

What if water leaks out as I’m pumping it into the bowel?

Ensure the catheter is inserted far enough into the rectum but not as far as the clear disc at the end of the catheter.

If you have only used one full pump of water you can pump one more time to help create a better seal.

What if no water comes out after I have removed the cone?

Wait for a few more minutes, you can try coughing and massaging your abdomen, this can help to start the bowel moving.

Sometimes you may be dehydrated and the water absorbs into the bowel lining. If this persists contact your healthcare professional.


What if the tap water is not safe for drinking?

Use bottled water or cooled boiled water.

What if I still have stool coming out after my irrigation session is finished?

This may be something that happens in the early stages of irrigation when the bowel is quite full. It may be resolved after using irrigation for a while.

Your healthcare professional will be able to advise you further.