Colonic Irrigation

Mr. RB is having improved success with his bowel routine, and now has anticipated bowel movements every two days, with the help of a personalized multifaceted routine. However, Mr. RB is embarrassed by the small volume stool incontinence he experiences during physiotherapy, which is scheduled one hour after his bowel routine time. Mr. RB wonders if this is occurring because of retained stool in the rectum. Mr. RB is aware that his roommate uses rectal irrigation after each bowel movement and Mr. RB wonders if this would be a good option for him.
Q12. What is rectal irrigation?
1. Pulsed water irrigation removes stool in individuals with SCI and transanal irrigation alleviates constipation and fecal incontinence.
2. Often, more than one procedure is necessary for individuals who are unable to achieve an effective bowel routine.
For more information, please see: Irrigation Techniques.