A washout is like an enema except a irrigation system is used. The tip of a cone-shaped catheter is inserted into rectum, this catheter is connected to a bag which you fill with luke-warm salt water. There is a flow regulator on the tubing which can adjust the speed of flow, but generally speaking, it works on gravity. The volume of salt water is allowed to enter your rectum and then it washes out your rectum. Much easier than enemas as you only need one hand to work it and it is performed whilst sitting on the toilet so much less messy than an enema and you don't have to run to the loo to get there in time!! This really helps wash out all the backed up stool left over in the rectum.
All the best for the pelvic floor tests
2005 Total Colectomy for colonic inertia
2006 Laparotomy for small bowel obstruction
2007 Sacral Nerve Stimulator for repeated obstructions
2009 Pelvic Floor Dysfunction / Obstructive Defaecation / Irritable Bowel diagnosed (biofeedback 2 years)
average 2 hospital admissions per year for obstructions