Reply To: Anyone's thoughts on using paraflush


Compassion RN

A paraflush is a great way to assist with bowel movements problems. It is intended for use by paraplegics, quadiplegics, as well as anyone else who needs assistance with bowel movements. The alternative to a paraflush is medications such as stool softeners and laxatives with a manual stimulation to stimulate the bowel to move. Thus, the need for medications and a manual stimulation is unlikely.

The paraflush is a bidet system (a bidet is a low use basin that is used to wash the genital and anal areas). It provides a gentle and safe water pressure to help stimulate the bowels. It generally takes between 10 and 15 minutes to complete.

Make sure to check with your husband’s physician before starting a new bowel cleansing system, especially the paraflush, as it has varying results for each person due to the unique circumstances each person has with bowel movement problems. Another word of caution is to remember that this system is not a colonic irrigation system and should not be used as such. It is meant only to provide a gentle stimulation.