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It is estimated that up to one in three women today suffer, to some degree, with urine leakage. This can affect women of all ages and may occur at any time, but often starts in pregnancy, after childbirth, or during menopause.
Urine leakage is caused by weakness in the pelvic floor muscles which can cause leakage during ordinary, everyday activities such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, lifting, or when you are most active.
Any women who have stress incontinence. Women who decline not suitable for surgery: want more children or are waiting for surgery. Contiform is unsuitable for moderate to severe prolapse.
It’s up to you. You can wear Contiform all day, use it when you’re exercising, or whenever you need to.
The Contiform intravaginal device is shaped like a large hollow tampon and is made of medical grade Santoprene. Contiform can be easily inserted and removed by patients, in much the same way you would insert and remove a tampon. Contiform is softly contoured to be worn discreetly and comfortably inside the vagina to support the urethra and restore your body’s natural anatomy. Contiform can give you immediate and lasting control of everyday urine leakage. With regular use it can work in harmony with conventional pelvic floor exercises to bring about long-term improvement in muscle tone. Contiform is recommended only for those women who suffer from stress incontinence.
Contiform has been manufactured with the slit on the inside of the collar to reduce excess pressure on the bladder neck and avoid any possibility of obstruction to the urinary flow. The slit will appear when you first fold the device, this does not affect the efficacy of the device. Depending on the frequency of use, the slit will gradually lengthen until it reaches over the top of the collar. This is an indication the device needs to be replaced.
Because every woman is different, all three sizes are included in the New User Pack. It’s important to choose the one which is the most effective and comfortable for you. Once you have done this, simply order replacements in your size.
Your starter pack will contain all three sizes of Contiform. Start by trying the medium size. Ensure the front of the device rests behind the pubic bone and the back of the device sits under/behind the cervix. Once inserted it should feel comfortable and prevent leakage. Cough, jump or run to check for any leakage and movement. If there is still leakage or movement you will need to fit a large size. If it doesn’t feel comfortable, or you have difficulty emptying your bladder when you are wearing it, swap to the smaller size. Some women prefer to try Contiform in the privacy of their home, and if so, we recommend that they consult their healthcare professional, nurse or continence advisor before using Contiform.
Contiform must be removed at least once every 24 hours for cleaning. It should be washed with warm water and unperfumed soap after each use. Do not boil or place in microwave during cleaning as this will reduce its effectiveness. After washing, dry Contiform thoroughly.
As long as your Contiform is maintained as directed, each unit should last up to 30 days, with everyday use. It will last longer if only used 2 or 3 times a week.
No. But it will make the removal easier similar to removing a tampon.
Contiform is unlikely to cause Toxic Shock Syndrome because, unlike a tampon, it is not absorbent.
No. There is no place for it to go. The opening at the top of your vagina is far too small to let Contiform through.
This is only necessary if you are leaking constantly, have had any form of bladder surgery or suffer from a previously diagnosed condition affecting the bladder. If you experience any irritation or vaginal discharge during use, remove Contiform and contact your health care professional.
Contiform is soft and flexible. It is made from a material which is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction and has been thoroughly tested.
Yes, but you won’t be able to use tampons. During your period you may notice a slight discolouration of Contiform but as long as you clean it regularly it will still be effective.
Contiform should stay in place when you empty your bladder, however, if it moves when straining your bowels, just remove it, wash it, and gently push it back into place.
You should not use Contiform in the following situations:
Contiform should be placed in a rubbish bin. Do not flush Contiform down the toilet or burn it.
Contiform is registered with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (ARTG No. 153651), and is CE.marked – standards ISO 13485. For any further enquiries regarding standards or FDA approval, please email [email protected].
IF the patient can retain a tampon, then the Contiform MAY help in the prevention of STRESS INCONTINENCE. “The device is not designed to elevate prolapse (i.e. patients with prolapse usually cannot retain a tampon).“ (Reference: Clinical Paper Update: the Contiform” intravaginal device in four sizes for the treatment of stress incontinence W.A.Allen et al Int Urogynecol J (3008) 19:757-761.).
“Contiform appears simple to use and is well tolerated. The device offers an alternative to surgery, particularly in those who not only leak during sport, or those who do not wish, or have not yet completed their family. It provides a significant reduction of leakage in those moderate to severe incontinence…….” (Reference: Clinical Paper Update: the Contiform” intra-vaginal device in four sizes for the treatment of stress incontinence W.A.Allen et al Int Urogynecol J (3008) 19:757-761.
“When comparing the cure rate of Contiform with other devices, the success of Contiform is similar to that of the Introl device (52% continent on the 1 hr pad test) Superior to that of Conven Continence Guard (41-46% dry on the 24hr pad) and similar to Femassist (25-49% dry on the 24hr pad)”. Reference: Clinical Paper …….The Contiform Incontinence Device – efficacy and patient acceptability. A.R. Morris; K.H. Moore Int Urogynecol J (2003) 14: 412-417.
If you still have further questions, please contact our friendly female staff by emailing [email protected] or over the phone on +61-(0)2-9831 6681.
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