What is Bidet?

Category: Equipment

Most Popular Types: Sanitary Bidet, Toto S300e Washlet

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A bidet is a low-mounted plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the genitalia, inner buttocks, and anus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

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Perceived effectiveness
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Bidet

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
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None
5

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
3
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped using Bidet

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Bidet
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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0
Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
1
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
10
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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0
Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
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0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
1

Adherence


Always
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4
80%
Usually
Patients
1
20%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
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0%
A little hard to take
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0
0%
Not at all hard to take
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5
100%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
20%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
20%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
3
60%
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5 patient evaluations for Bidet

Tommy Maker
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Tommy Maker
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Tommy Maker's full Bidet history

Aug 20, 2013 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Inability to perform personal care)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Terrific piece of kit. Every one should have one!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2013 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Inability to perform personal care)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Terrific piece of kit. Not only cleans my bum, it polishes it. I got one which fixes onto the top of my toilet this cost about £550 the cost was covered by the NHS. If there is a problem with this device, it is this; you get so used to having it at home, its difficult to do without it when you go out!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
chasmengr
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chasmengr
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See chasmengr's full Bidet history

Apr 11, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bowel problems)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 other Daily
Advice & Tips: My bowels cycle from loose to firm monthly. When they're not firm, nature calls 4-5 times a day, it's hard to wipe to cleanliness, and wiping that often leaves me raw and sore. Since I began using a toilet-mounted, cold-water, sanitary bidet, my bottom is happy (i.e., not raw and sore). A plumber (me) installed it for me with a vacuum breaker to protect the water supply. I also take fiber, drink water, and use starch suppositories. Using a sanitary bidet has really improved my quality of life (not to mention significantly reducing my toilet-paper bill).

  • 0 helpful marks
Scamper
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Scamper
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
ALS

See Scamper's full Bidet history

Jun 5, 2011 (Started May 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Inability to wipe self after bowel movement)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It works extremely well. Makes you feel so clean.

  • 0 helpful marks
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