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How to troubleshoot

No patient is the same, but they may encounter similar challenges. The how-to videos and step-by-step guides in this section share advise on how to tackle common patient challenges.

Introduction to Peristeen Anal Irrigation for Healthcare Professionals

Get an animated insight into how the digestive system works and learn more about bowel irrigation as a technique to help your patients empty their bowels. Watch the effect that transanal irrigation has on the bowels visualized by means of scinitigraphic imaging of the colon.

The benefits of using Peristeen:

  • Prevents fecal incontinence and constipation, for up to two days between irrigations
  • Enables the patient to decide when to empty their bowels, so it fits in with their lifestyle
  • Improves quality of life
  • Reduces the total time spent daily by the patient on their bowel management

How does the digestive system work

Understanding the elemental principles of anatomy and physiology is an important first step that will help your patient understand the way stools are formed. You can use this video to refresh your own knowledge on the physiological principles of normal defecation, and to illustrate your patients on it.

What is transanal irrigation?

This animation will show you the principle mechanism of transanal irrigation (TAI) with Peristeen. You can use it to help you discuss with your patients whom you have deemed suitable to initiate TAI. The animations will help you explain in visual and easy to understand way how the product works.

Scintigraphic pictures

Transanal irrigation is a well documented method of emptying the bowels. In this video you can see the effect irrigation has on the bowels.

How to videos to help you troubleshoot

Peristeen empties the bowel by introducing water into the bowel using a rectal catheter. It is performed whilst sitting on the toilet. The water is then emptied from the bowel, along with the stool, into the toilet. The lower part of the bowel is emptied so efficiently that most users only have to irrigate every other day.


Used routinely, daily or every other day, Peristeen can help reduce the physical discomfort and mental worry of bowel leakage and constipation, making it easier to take part in social activities, go to work or travel.


The benefits of using Peristeen:

  • Prevents bowel leakage and constipation for up to two days
  • Enables you to decide when to empty your bowels.
  • Lets you choose what time of day you want to irrigate, so it fits in with your lifestyle
  • Improves quality of life

And that’s not all…

By minimising the risk of bowel accidents, Peristeen minimises the likelihood of skin irritations. It can also help prevent urinary tract infections and help reduce flatulence. Learn more about Peristeen or contact Customer Care.

Watch the Bowel Management guides for adults and help your patients get a good start to their journey.

Watch the Bowel Management guides for adults and help your patients get a good start to their journey.

What is transanal irrigtation?

Finding a reliable way to empty your bowels is essential in order to avoid unwanted complications such as bowel leakage or constipation.

Transanal Irrigatation Guides for Adults

Regular emptying of your bowels can make a big difference to your quality of life. Learn how to irrigate your bowels using a bowel irrigation system.

Transanal Irrigation Guide for Children

A step-by-step video for children and parents on how to use Peristeen.

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