Peristeen plugs – Has anyone tried? i have bowel incontinence and while surfing the web i came across these. Wondering if they would be useful? i cant seem to find much information on them at all.
Yes, they are often a discreet aid for faecal incontinence. They should be used for up to 12 hours. They are inserted just like a suppository. When the film is exposed to the moisture of the rectum, it dissolves and the plug then expands, conforming to the shape of the rectal cavity. They are often easy to manage, however can sometimes cause local irritation. Has a Doctor recommended you use this?
Have you tried any treatment methods for your bowel incontinence?
Is your incontinence linked to constipation or diarrhoea? The first thing Doctors suggest is making some changes to your diet.
Have you heard of biofeedback? This helps you control your pelvic floor muscle to prevent leakages. A device tells you how well you’re doing the exercises.
Eating more fibre can helpful to soothe constipation and prevent incontinence. Try and eat more bread, cereal, pasta and nuts.
In biofeedback, patients are taught to improve their ability to voluntarily contract the external anal sphincter during rectal filling, either by improving the strength of the sphincter or by increasing the ability to perceive weak rectal distention. There are no dangers to this method, so it is often preferred by many.
Have you spoken to a Doctor? This is vital to ensure you have no serious underlying causes.