Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Constipation 4 3
Neurogenic bowel disorder 2 1
Bowel problems 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 1
Slow transit constipation 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Anal Irrigation

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently having Anal Irrigation

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
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1 patient evaluation for Anal Irrigation

Oct 22, 2018 (Started Oct 04, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neurogenic bowel disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a wonderful and little known therapy that can help with neurogenic bowel and chronic constipation. I was getting close to a colostomy and this is a step that is before that option. I do it daily and as a spinal cord injured patient and Veteran, the VA brought me into the hospital and I went through 5 days of training. Worth every second and it has been a life changer for me. I use the system every day along with Colace and Sennakot. I have the dexterity to do this myself but it is probably most often done with the help of an aide who would go through the training. When I started, I was inflating the balloon (that holds the catheter in the rectum) too much and was injuring myself. Once I learned what my body needed best, I was able to inflate MUCH less and avoid further injury.

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