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The periform is the vaginal probe of choice for Continence Specialists worldwide
The patented shape of Periform ensures that the probe stays securely in place during use; it is lightweight so this ensures it won't slip-out. This extra security allows you to be mobile during muscle stimulation, making it easy to build the treatment into a normal daily routine. Periform is very comfortable to use and provides excellent muscle stimulation and can be used with any of the Kegel8 pelvic toners. When using the periform probe make sure you insert it with the metal parts of the probe 'hip to hip' i.e. pointing towards your hip bones.
The Periform+ is a truly premium probe - it includes a unique optional indicator wand to give you a visual indication that your pelvic floor muscles are working properly. When the wand goes down, you know the correct muscles are being exercised which is invaluable when exercising your pelvic floor.
Purchase this product on its own or with 1 lead wire in the pack size variant option when adding to basket.
This probe is fitted with 2mm female connectors and is compatible with your Kegel8 device via your leadwire.
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|SKU / Product Code||9322|
|Recommended For||Vaginal use
Use with EMS & Biofeedback
|Can be used with||Use with Kegel8 Ultra and Kegel8 Tight & Tone Models|
|Material||Body-safe Plastic | Stainless Steel | PVC | Latex free|
|Insertable Length||7.3 cm|
|Diameter||1.4 - 3.2 cm|
|No. of Electrodes||2|
|Electrode Surface Area||470mmsq (approx.)|
|Can Be Used With Biofeedback||Yes|
|Certification||CE | Grade IIa Medical Device|
|Warranty||3 months against manufacturing defects|
|User Manual||View and/or Download the Neen Periform Plus Probe Instructions For Use|
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- Excellent! Review by Cocoa
- Success at last Review by Elaine
- Great product, works better for me than the Comfort Probe Review by baggy
Thank you for your valuable feed-back. (Posted on 7 November 2013)
- Not suitable for me Review by Heather
I am writing this review because I know that you try very hard to help women like me with this problem and my information may help you to design something which is more suitable for the older woman with problems like mine.
Thank you so much for all that you do.
Kegel8 Reply: Dear Heather, thank you for taking the time to review your purchase. We are sorry to hear that you have not been happy with your Periform+ probe - we tend not to recommend this particular probe for ladies like yourself suffering from prolapse as it can be difficult to get it into the correct place - you would be better suited to the Pelviline probe which features the same wider lightweight design as the Periform, but with a 'filled-in' shape which makes it more comfortable for ladies with prolapse - http://www.kegel8.co.uk/pr-16a-pelviline-vaginal-probe-92244.html I don't have an email address or phone number with this review so that I can contact you directly regarding this, however if you would like to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 01482 496932 we would love to help you with the problem you are having with your probe. Best wishes. (Posted on 9 June 2014)
- This compliments the Kegel8 perfectly! Review by Heather
- Love it! Review by Rhonda
I have been using this device for 4 months and notice a definite tightening. However...my puppy chewed the cord! Oye! (Posted on 25 April 2012)
- Excellent Review by Robyn
- Mixed review Review by Donni
Cons: Used it for a few days before I started itching. I discovered people can develop a nickel allergy after prolonged or repeated exposure to nickel. Once you develop a nickel allergy, you will always be sensitive to it.
Spend the money and get gold plated probes. (Posted on 4 November 2013)
- much better sensation Review by yogamom
- Good update on previous model Review by Honey
Thank you for your Periform Probe Review. Regarding the long lead wire - we agree entirely! I am sure copper production (the wires are copper) would plummet if the manufacturers decided to lop off 6 inches from the lead wire. We keep nudging, but nothing changed so far. The official word is the length is ideal for Therapists and 'larger ladies'.
Stephanie@kegel8 (Posted on 21 August 2013)
Thanks for your question. You have a prolapse bladder and bowel, both sides have dropped down out of position and you have a weak pelvic floor with little sensation. I would recommend the Kegel8 Ultra 20 for you because it is the most intense machine we have. The vital thing you must do now is to contain your prolapse, that means to stop it dropping any further and prevent any other organs prolapsing. If you can keep what you have in place and work on strengthening your pelvic floor this will be a great benefit to you - you might even be able to manage the prolapse and avoid surgery.
A pessary is a great help for a prolapse and can help you while you strengthen your pelvic floor. Many are removable and just help to take the strain off your weak muscles so do think about having a word with your GP and getting one sized for your requirements (you can buy them on-line but it is best to be sized properly for them first, a wrong size and it will drop out - which will further add to you frustration and helplessness.)
Manual exercisers are great but if your muscles are really weak then it is demoralising not to be able to move them, and lack of sensation just adds to the misery. Please follow the tips in this article - it will make a difference,- weight is a big help - http://www.kegel8.co.uk/blog/2013/10/14/what-else-can-i-do-to-help-my-pelvic-floor/
Please don't give up - there is a solution that will help you to get strong and enable you to manage your changing body.
Please let us know if we can help you further.
I'd go for the Perisize every time - purely because it used both channels of the Ultra. It really is a strong pelvic floor exerciser and you will be amazed at the strength of contraction.
Also - you may have some nerve damage because you seem to be able to feel it more on one side that the other. With the perisize probe you can increase stimulation to the damaged side for a deeper more effective treatment.
Hope this helps
If you have followed the Troubleshooting info it must be because you are losing connection.
What programme are you on? Is it when you move around?
I wonder if you are aware that the programme works, then drops to 0 (zero) to rest, then works again? On some programmes there is a long rest period that some users misinterpret as it cutting out or 'not working'
The probe always has to be inserted for you to get it to work, but you have had it up to 30-40 so you have got connectivity - it is either that you are breaking that by moving and the probe losing contact with your muscle walls, or it is actually in the 'rest' cycle of the exercise.
Some women who find the probe loses connectivity will wear tight sloggies/pants or jeans, to make sure that they keep the probe securely in place.
Alternatively you might like to try a wider probe, one of our most popular is the pelviline http://www.stressnomore.co.uk/pr-16a-pelviline-vaginal-probe-92244.html
Let me know if this helps, if not please call our help line, the unit is working OK, its just a case of fine tuning it to get you going with your exercises.
Fiona@Kegel8 Pelvic Toners
Thank you for your question.
Yes, this probe is compatible with all of the Kegel8 Ultra devices and comes with a lead wire so that you can attach it to your machine. There is not one particular probe that is best for overactive bladder, but this is a particularly popular probe as it is very lightweight thanks to the hollow design and ladies find it easy and comfortable to keep in place.
I hope this helps, but if you have any more queries please don't hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your message.
You should have a lead wire with your Kegel8 Tight & Tone Plus – the lead wire plugs into your machine, then the 2 pigtail wires on the probe plug into the red and black connectors of your lead wire.
Please do inform us if you don’t have a lead wire – we will arrange to have one sent out for you.
The feeling on one side is nerve damage - this could be as a result of baby's head - or your surgeries.
This probe uses both channels of the unit http://www.kegel8.co.uk/beacmed-perisphera-h-perineal-probe-10089.html and means you can have the 'dull' side at a higher rate to stimulate regrowth and improve sensation (Its called resprouting - getting the nerves to regrown and regain sensation)
If your leg is jumping it is just that the probe is laying next to the nerves - have a look at the diagram here http://www.kegel8.co.uk/articles/pelvic-floor-exercise/tibial-nerve-stimulation.html and you'll see the nerves goes down the inside of our legs up and through our pelvic area. Try moving the probe, or raising your legs to stop the jumping - it happens in some women.
Hope this helps
Customer Care Team
Please look for gold plated probes, and the Kegel8 Nickel Free Probe http://www.kegel8.co.uk/kegel8-nickel-free-gold-plated-vaginal-probe-92527.html . - some of our other nickel free probes are here http://www.kegel8.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=nickle+free+probe .
I am thinking you mean probe wise - unless you mean a pelvic floor toner machine - in which case I would recommend the Ultra 20 http://www.kegel8.co.uk/kegel8-ultra.html it has the nickel free probe as standard.
I do hope this helps.
Thank you for your message.
Yes, the probes are designed so that you can just insert it and start exercising. With the Periform probe the electrodes (the metal strips) need to point hip-to-hip (side to side) so that the probe works the parts of your pelvic floor that it needs to. Are you having problems with your probe - is that why you are asking how to test it?
Can you suggest a probe which might be better for me to use?
There is no reason this probe would have contributed to a bladder prolapse, however it is not a probe I would recommend to treat a prolapse for the exact reason you mention - the prolapse can sit in the hollow centre.
I would recommend for you the Comfort Probe. This probe is light, comfortable and has a larger electrode surface area for optimum conductivity.
I hope this helps Sylvia but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
I wish you all the best with your recovery.
If you can only feel the probe on one side you have nerve damage on one side I am afraid. I would point you in the direction of the http://www.kegel8.co.uk/beacmed-perisphera-h-perineal-probe-10089.html - you can use both channels of the Kegel8 and control the intensity for each side.
The H is due in this week, but please sign up for an alert so that as soon as they come into stock we will notify you so you can order one.
Hope this helps
What unit are you using the periform with? If the Kegel8 Ultra or Tight & Tone then when the unit/controller performs a muscle contraction you will see the probe move. Not sure if you have the 'wand' part attached to the probe so that you see and monitor how it moves?
You should see this move when the machine performs a contraction, no matter how weak your muscles are, because it automatically makes the muscles move for you.
Please call me if I can help you further
Fiona 01482 496 932
also I sometimes only feel one side sensation. the kegal was very good, noticed a difference, but still not tenna free. please answer to my e mail address. thanks, been using programmes 2 and 6
Thanks for your question. You are using 2 and 6, try to add a PO9 in there too - it is an overall workout and will help some of the other muscles not targeted in the other two programmes.
The reason you only feel it on one side is because of nerve damage, this is usually due to childbirth. If you use this probe http://www.kegel8.co.uk/perisize-nickel-free-vaginal-probe.html you can use both sides of the Kegel8 separately, that means you can increase the side that you don't feel so much, this can stimulate 'sprouting' or the regeneration of new nerves, adding to sensation and overall pelvic health.
By all means purchase a periform if you wish, but the perisize is controlled from both sides and will give you a stronger work out.
Also have a look at taking a good Vitamin D£ proven to help strengthen muscles when pelvic floor exercising, watch your weight, and BBC (Posture - bum at the back of the chair) all these things really will make a difference.
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Since the Periform is a hollow probe it is not recommended to be used by women with prolapse as there is a risk of the prolapsed organ dropping into the hollow part of the probe. If your prolapse is only mild this risk is reduced, but I would still urge you to opt for a different probe that is completely solid.
If it only seems to be working on one side it could be that you have nerve damage on one side; this is very common and is caused by the baby's head during pregnancy resting on the damaged nerve. If you think this could be what the problem is, I'd recommend a dual-channel probe http://www.kegel8.co.uk/optima-triple-electrode-vaginal-probe-82604.html . This will connect to both channels on your Kegel8 Device and you will be able to increase the MAs on the side which lacks sensation. This will allow you to bring the strength on that side back up to match the other side, so you can ensure your muscles are strong on both sides.
I hope this helps; do get in touch if you have any more questions.
As with any exercise, it is better to vary it. It is just like going into the gym and using the treadmill, do this week after week and your muscles get used to it, change to say a rowing machine and you feel like a beginner again because a whole new set of muscles are used.
It is the same when exercising the pelvic floor. This is a group of 12 different muscles and the programmes target them differently. So keep your 3 and 7 for 4 weeks, then if you are feeling the sensation progress onto another 2 programmes.The stress incontinence programmes are good for muscle tightening (which helps with sensation too) so don't avoid those, and the overall pelvic floor work out is great for targeting the main areas.
Have a look at this too http://www.kegel8.co.uk/blog/2013/10/14/what-else-can-i-do-to-help-my-pelvic-floor/
Also http://www.kegel8.co.uk/perisize-nickel-free-vaginal-probe.html (due in any day) is great for turbo charging your kegel exercises so if you feel like upgrading your probe do have a look!
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I have been using kegal8 for about 4 weeks and only seeing minor improvement at present. I use program 4 and have just changed to 3. I have checked the probe is in correctly placed and used lubrication so any tips or advice would be most helpful. Hence the look at other probes....
Jumping in aerobics is the main issue and I only do this at home not in a class as too embarrassing; the day I can go to a public class I will be soooo happy! Thank you.
I would recommend to you the Perisize Nickel-Free Vaginal Probe which is currently out of stock so I suspect this could be the probe you were considering. This probe is due in next week and whilst I could suggest another probe to you, my honest recommendation would be to wait for this probe to come back into stock.
The lack of feeling on one side is likely to be due to nerve damage in your pelvic floor muscles or more severe weakening at one side. The electrodes at either side of the Perisize Probe can be controlled independent of each other which means you can treat your left and right in different ways.
The Perisize Probe also gives a stronger, more effective workout so you are likely to begin to see improvements quicker than you are at the moment - however, do be patient. The average time for real improvements is 12 weeks of daily use so visible improvements at less than half this time is still great. But the Perisize Probe will make a difference in all the ways you are looking for if you could just continue with your current probe for one more week.
I hope this helps Sally but we are here to help if you would like to ask anything else.
Best of luck