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Eclipse System Patient Brochure PDF

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Eclipse System Patient Guide (Instructions) PDF

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Eclipse System Symbols Glossary PDF

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Eclipse System Physician Instructions For Use PDF

Bowel Control

  • Accidental loss of stool may be associated with an intense urge to rush to the bathroom or can happen with no warning. This condition is known as Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) or Fecal Incontinence (FI). Loss of bowel control particularly affects women who have experienced pregnancy, childbirth, other nerve or muscle damage in the pelvic region, or gastrointestinal conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

  • No, loss of bowel control affects many women. You are not alone! Women of all ages suffer from bowel control problems, many of them experience accidents on a monthly or more frequent basis.

Eclipse System

  • The Eclipse System is comprised of an insert with a balloon, placed into the vagina like a tampon or a diaphragm. The insert is inflated or deflated using a small hand-held pump that you control. When inflated, the insert prevents unwanted stool passage; when deflated, stool can be passed. Check out the About Eclipse page for more information.

  • No, using Eclipse does not require surgery. It is a minimally invasive therapy. The Eclipse Insert is vaginally inserted, and you can insert or remove it at any time.

  • No. The Eclipse System does not contain hormones or drugs.

  • The Eclipse System is Not Made with Natural Rubber Latex (NRL). The devices comprising the Eclipse System (Eclipse Insert, Trial Insert, Sizer, Valve, Extension Tube, Pump, and Regulator) do not include components made with natural rubber latex .

    Additionally, Pelvalon’s manufacturing processes do not use gloves, syringes, or other equipment made of natural rubber latex .

  • Yes, Eclipse has been shown to be safe to use. The insert has been studied in multiple clinical studies with no serious device-related side effects. The most common adverse event was discomfort, most frequently associated with the fitting process and typically resolved by just removing the insert. Please review the safety summary information here.

  • The Eclipse System is currently available in limited geographies. Click here to find out if there’s a center offering Eclipse near you. You can also sign up for a newsletter to receive updates on when Eclipse will be available near you.

Living with Eclipse

  • In a clinical study, women were asked about their experience with Eclipse.

    • 96% of women who were successfully fit with the insert and completed the trial found it to be comfortable and either could not feel it or reported that if they could feel it, it was comfortable.
    • 98% of women who were successfully fit with the insert and completed the trial would recommend the insert to a friend.
  • Yes, you can remove Eclipse at any time. It is recommended that the Eclipse Insert be removed prior to sexual intercourse and for weekly cleaning. Some women choose to remove Eclipse at other times, such as overnight or during menstruation. Always consult your doctor about the best approach for you.

  • Some women choose to keep the tube resting in their underwear or use medical tape to secure it to their thigh. The tube can be treated just like a tampon string so you can tuck it away however is most comfortable to you.

  • Many women who use Eclipse are sexually active. You should remove the insert prior to intercourse.

  • No studies have been conducted of women who use a tampon while wearing Eclipse. You should remove any tampons or other vaginal inserts prior to inserting Eclipse.

  • Yes, you can try other treatments after using Eclipse. Because it is not a surgical implant, Eclipse does not limit future treatment options should you decide to try something else.

  • The Eclipse System (insert and pump) should be replaced yearly by your healthcare provider.

  • The insert will continue to function normally when passing through airport security systems. Please check the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website prior to travel for information about procedures when traveling with medical devices. Carry your completed Patient Identification Card (located in the back of your Eclipse System Patient Guide) and present it as needed during security screening. From our experience, wearing the Eclipse Insert should not set off the alarm. However, other internal medical devices may trigger an alarm, and you may be selected for additional screening for other reasons. Keep in mind that presenting your Patient Identification Card does not guarantee that you will not be selected for additional screening. If you need a replacement Patient Identification Card, please contact Customer Service at 1-844-NO-TO-ABL (1-844-668-6225).

  • The insert contains metal, so you must remove it before obtaining an MRI. An MRI may cause heating or movement of the Insert, which could lead to adverse events. Before obtaining a pelvic X-ray, you should consult with your doctor about whether or not to remove the insert as the insert may obscure images.