What is Peristeen Anal Irrigation System?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Anal Irrigation

Peristeen is an anal irrigation system that only requires water and is an alternative to other bowel management methods. It can be administered either on your own or with assistance. It should be used routinely, either every day or every other day.

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

  • 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 Peristeen Anal Irrigation System

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently having Peristeen Anal Irrigation System

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 1


Currently having Peristeen Anal Irrigation System

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 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
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Peristeen Anal Irrigation System

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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