Carefully read the attached sheet with the probe. It shows you all the cons indications.
It is not recommended to practice intra-cavitary electrical stimulation alone at home without having already had a series of re-education and without the expert advice of a seasoned therapist. In any case, the sessions must always take place under the guidance of a therapist trained in this method. When your treatment is finished (about 10 to 20 sessions) it will be up to your doctor to judge whether you can benefit from complementary treatment at home by buying a personal stimulator. Be aware however that in this case the texts are very clear and the procedure clearly fixed. The equipment can be reimbursed under certain conditions.
You can buy a portable personal stimulator after re-education sessions. Make sure that this equipment meets the standards required in your case. You must first connect your probe, then put the probe wet and possibly impregnated with 3 drops of lubricating gel, in the vagina or anus, then then, and only then, turn on your stimulator. Choose the program recommended by your therapist and slowly turn up the current until you feel a muscle contraction that may be in the form of a backward push, muscle cramp, a beat. You should never feel pain (the probe may be misplaced), or electric tingling when you feel your muscles contract. If you are slightly embarrassed you can make a small contraction during the passage of the current. If in doubt, call your therapist or our customer contact service.
This probe has the electrodes on one side which avoids the inconvenience of the stimulation towards the bladder or the neck of the uterus. The introduction of the probe is always the electrodes (balls hemispherical) down so that the 1st and 2nd ball are fully introduced into the vagina. As a rule, the third ball is also introduced into the vaginal cavity. The probe holds in place with the stop at the entrance of the vagina. You can operate more than one side (right or left) by printing the probe a quarter turn to the right or left. The electrodes are then positioned on the lateral side. Normally this technique is used to reinforce one side if it turns out to be weaker than the other. Your therapist will give you the value of your musculature with an exam called muscle TESTING.
This probe is the most powerful probe on the market. Remove the small jumper that blocks the probe. Connect the cables so that the 2 electrodes on the left and the 2 on the right are connected to different outputs of your stimulator. You wet it and put 2/3 drops of lubricant gel on the top of the probe and the electrodes. You then gently pinch the probe until the two branches are at their stop. You insert the probe with the electrodes down and back. You let go of the probe when it is in the vagina. You can at this time stabilize it for more comfort but the 2 branches carrying wire must be outside the cavity. To release the probe when the session is over, do not pinch the probe. Take a branch gently and pull the probe out. The other branch will emerge alone. WARNING, when you clean the probe never to spread the branches under penalty of breaking the probe at its top. Rinse the probe under a stream of running water. It's enough.
You only need to connect 2 electrodes out of the 3 to practice electrical stimulation. Usually these are the 1st and 2nd balls from the end of the probe. The unused electrode is more for a muscle biofeedback work at your therapist. In this case he will use this electrode as the reference he needs to practice recording. To locate them easily, on each plug connection at the end of the cables you have 3 points: 2 hollow and a round. The round part indicates which electrode is used. In re-education of incontinence or perineal musculature, the electrodes are always directed downwards and backwards.
The AEROLYS / ANA probe has only one pressure flask. It is therefore used to rehabilitate the anal sphincter only. The RECTOMAX probe has 2 balloons of which one inflatable (that of the end). It will allow the therapist to perform a rectal dilatation while controlling the reactions at the No. 2 balloon that is placed in the anal canal on the sphincter. It is a probe that allows you to use 2 separate biofeedback channels for your rehabilitation.
In vaginal rehabilitation you have to control standing the ability that you have to lock the perineum to the effort. After learning with your therapist how to control your recumbent perineal muscles, you must be able to contract these muscles while coughing, jumping, bending down, hopping on a foot, etc. The most recommended probe for these exercises is the PERISIZE 4, unique in its kind since it will allow the therapist to see how the right and left parts of your vaginal muscles react. The other usable probe is the OPTIMA 3. But it will take a quarter turn with the probe to make the controls, which is not the case with the Perisize.
The long probe (ANALYS or ANALYS +) is rather indicated for any type of anorectal reeducation. Indeed with this probe your therapist can stimulate the muscles of the anal canal and / or the levator muscles of the anus. In addition one can operate against resistance during contraction. Finally there is no risk that the probe is sucked into the anal canal. The holding of the probe is locked by the gluteal fold. The short probe has fewer advantages. It can only be used to stimulate the anal sphincter and has the risk of moving into the canal.
Yes, because the patients have the possibility of being reimbursed a probe per year.