Even if it is not often spoken about, bladder weakness and faecal incontinence affects men as well as women, particularly for those with postprostatectomy incontinence. To address the issue many choose to ignore, we have created a version of our Perfect PFE unit specifically for men.
Perfect PFE MEN sends a gentle stimulation (similar to your natural nerve impulses) direct to your pelvic floor muscles through an anal probe with stainless steel electrodes or with optional electrode pads. These signals make your pelvic floor muscles contract, toning them for you to help you regain control over them and fight bladder weakness.
Like its female counterpart, Perfect PFE MEN also has a programme designed to provide pelvic pain relief in addition to the programmes fighting bladder weakness. The conditions it addresses are chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Additionally, Perfect PFE MEN Pelvic Floor Exerciser helps maintaining healthy bowel movement, improving pelvic strength, and amplifying rectal sensation for enhanced pleasure. It can also help you to perform the exercises recommended for recovery from Erectile Dysfunction.
Do NOT use with optional electrode pads if you have a pacemaker (or if you have a heart rhythm problem) or with any electronic medical devices. Using this unit with electronic medical devices may cause erroneous operation of the device. Stimulation in the direct vicinity of an implanted device may affect some models.
Do NOT use in the first 6 weeks following a surgery in the area being treated. Stimulation may disrupt the healing process.
Do NOT use if you have symptoms of active urinary tract infection or localized lesions. Introducing the probe may irritate sensitive tissue.
Do NOT use if you have poor sensation in the pelvic region. You may not be able to control the intensity of stimulation safely.
Do NOT use if you are unable to properly insert the probe. If you have a severe prolapse, or if any discomfort occurs when inserting the probe, consult your healthcare professional before use.
Do NOT use when driving, operating machinery, or similar actions needing muscular control. Loose electrode pads, damaged leads, or sudden changes in contact may cause brief involuntary muscle movements.
Do NOT use to mask or relieve undiagnosed pain. This may delay diagnosis of a progressive condition.
Do NOT use if you have, in the area being treated: active or suspected cancer or undiagnosed pain with a history of cancer. Stimulation directly through a confirmed or suspected malignancy should be avoided as it may stimulate growth and promote spread of cancer cells.
Do NOT use optional electrodes on the front of the neck. Stimulation on the front of the neck can affect your heart rate or cause contraction of the throat.
Do NOT use optional electrodes across the chest. Very strong stimulation across the chest may cause an extra heartbeat.
Do NOT use Perfect PFE while simultaneously connected to high frequency surgical equipment as it may result in burns at the site of stimulator electrodes and possible damage to the stimulator.
Do NOT use Perfect PFE in close proximity (e.g. 1 m) to a shortwave or microwave as this may produce instability in the stimulator output
Do NOT use electrodes near the thorax as this may increase the risk of cardiac fibrillation.
Caution should be used if you have a bleeding disorder as stimulation may increase blood flow to the stimulated region.
Caution should be used if you have suspected or diagnosed epilepsy as electrical stimulation may affect seizure threshold.
Caution should be observed when using the device at the same time as being connected to monitoring equipment with body worn electrode pads. It may interfere with the signals being monitored.
Caution Do not permit use by persons unable to understand the instructions or persons with cognitive disabilities, i.e.; Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Caution: Insertion of the anal electrode makes it unsuitable for use in children without clinical supervision
Caution: Keep away from children under 5 years of age. Long cord - risk of strangulation in infants.
Caution should be observed when using the perfect PFE at high strength settings. Prolonged use at high settings may cause muscle injury or tissue inflammation. The perfect PFE is capable of delivering outputs in excess of 10 mA (RMS) or 10 V averaged over any period of 1 sec. This is indicated by the yellow LED light on the output socket.
Note: No serious or long term adverse effects have been reported. Mild adverse reactions are very rarely reported, but these have included muscular pain and cramps, irritation and bleeding, mild or short term urge or faecal incontinence, and tingling sensation in legs. If you experience any of these, stop use. When symptoms have gone, try resuming at a lower intensity setting.
Caution: The perfect PFE anal probe is intended for single patient use only. Do not share your perfect PFE probe with anyone else. Improper treatment or cross-infection may occur.
Caution: It is important that the anal probe is cleaned after each use. Ineffective cleaning may lead to irritation or infection.
Caution: Never insert or remove anal probe unless the control unit is powered OFF as insertion or removal when stimulation is active may cause discomfort or tissue irritation.
Caution: If tissue irritation occurs, discontinue treatment immediately. Ask your healthcare professional for advice before continuing further treatment to prevent injury.
Caution: Do not use a silicone based lubricant on the metal plates of the probe as it may decrease the effectiveness of perfect PFE’s muscle stimulation.
Caution: The stainless steel in the probe’s metal plates contain some Nickel. This could cause a reaction if you have a Nickel allergy.
Caution: Do not use this device with anal probe other than those recommended by the manufacturer in section 18. Electrodes with smaller surface area may cause tissue irritation.
DO NOT PLACE OPTIONAL ELECTRODE PADS
• On skin, which does not have normal sensation. If the skin is numb too
great a strength may be used, which could result in skin inflammation.
• On broken skin. The electrode pads could encourage infection.
ELECTRODE PADS CAUTION
Caution: Do not ignore any allergic reaction to the electrode pads: If a skin irritation develops, stop using TENS, as this type of electrodes may not be suitable for you. Alternative electrode pads specially made for sensitive skin are available (see E-696-SS).
Caution: Do not use this device with leads or electrode pads other than those recommended by the manufacturer. Performance may vary from specification. Electrodes with smaller surface area may cause tissue irritation.
Caution: Do not use high intensity settings if electrodes are smaller than 50x50mm.
TO KEEP YOUR DEVICE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL CAUTIONS
Caution: Do not immerse your device in water or place it close to excessive heat such as a fireplace or radiant heater or sources of high humidity such as a nebulizer or kettle as this may cause it to cease to operate correctly.
Caution: Keep the device away from sunlight, as long-term exposure to sunlight may affect the rubber causing it to become less elastic and crack.
Caution: Keep the device away from lint and dust, as long-term exposure to lint or dust may affect the sockets or cause the battery connector to develop a bad contact.
Caution: Temperature & Relative Humidity of storage: -25°C to +70°C, up to 93% R.H. Temperature & Relative Humidity of transportation: -25°C to +70°C, up to 93% R.H.
Caution: There are no serviceable user parts. Do not attempt to open or modify the unit. This may affect the safe operation of the unit and will invalidate the warranty.
Caution: Interconnect this device with other equipment may damage this device or unintended output may be delivered to end user.