I’m sorry for going anon but it’s not the thing I feel confident about. I am male and men aren’t confident talking about things like this.
Anyway here goes :- I have SPMS and have been self catheterisating for many years now and am coping well with that. I have been experiencing bowl problems as well now. I have tried suppositories and have limited success and have now been shown how to use the peristeen anal irrigation-system. I am having real problems with it. If you know about the system you will be able to understand what I am going to type. I follow the instructions and after insertion I pumb the baloon up with about 5 presses on the pump and then pump the water in. Then just water starts to leak past the baloon and straight into the toilet.
Does anyone else have similar problems it’s starting to concern me. Should I pump the baloon more to seal the gap where the water leaks or just try and manage without using it? The instructions say 2-5 pumps of the baloon should I try more. I have spoken to the peridteen advisor on the phone, but no real luck. I am at my wits end with worry.
Thanks for reading this, i’m sorry it’s a bit graphic.