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
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Inability to wipe self after bowel movement 10 1
Atrophy of upper body muscles 9 3
General health 4 0
Atrophy of hand muscles 1 0
Bowel problems 1 1
Inability to perform personal care 1 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bidet

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Bidet

Dosage Patients
daily 4
as needed 3
3 other daily 1
five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Bidet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
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Duration

Currently using Bidet

Duration Patients
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 7

Stopped using Bidet

Duration Patients
6 months-1 year 2
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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5 patient evaluations for Bidet

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Tommy Maker
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Tommy Maker
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
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: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
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: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I am: vg
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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