TENS Probes

For SINGLE PERSON USE ONLY - may be re-used by the same person.

For SINGLE ORIFICE USE ONLY - not for both intra-vaginal and intra-anal use.

Always wash the probe electrode before and after every session per the instructions below. 

Always use a lubricant like KY or a water based lubricant for lubrication and conductivity.

When removing the probes, DO NOT pull on the wires!

Important!

Using your probe (even to test it in your hand) without a conductor such as water based lubricant, conductive gel, etc. will result in little or no sensation or unpredictable and uncomfortable sensations.  The conductor is what allows the metal panels on the electrode to gently conduct the current to the user in a consistent and comfortable way.

Placement and Usage

Insert the probe and place it where you wish to use it BEFORE turning the TENS unit on.   Inserting or handling it while the current is flowing (the TENS unit is on) can create a very uncomfortable shock or stinging sensation.

Slowly increase the power level from your TENS unit until you reach a comfortable level of use.  

If you are unsure of the usage or feeling, consult with a medical professional.

Cleaning
Probe electrodes are designed for single patient use only. Before first use, and after each subsequent use, the unit should be cleaned as follows:

  • Wash electrode including cable in mild soapy water. Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
  • Dry the electrode with a clean cloth/paper towel and allow to air dry before returning to the plastic bag.
  • DO NOT immerse in liquid.
  • DO NOT use boiling water.

Disposal
Clean thoroughly and dispose of according to local regulations

Contraindications

Do not use a Muscle Stimulator / TENS unit with a probe if:

  • You have an implanted pacemaker, defibrillator or other implanted electronics
  • You are or may be pregnant
  • You have a bladder or vaginal infection, or recent surgical scar - Probe insertion may aggravate infection
  • You have cancer.  Consult your physician first!
  • You have reduced tissue sensation.-Excessive stimulation may cause tissue inflammation
  • You have a history of epilepsy - Use of electrical stimulation may lower seizure threshold
  • You have a prolapse - could damage the prolapsed tissue.

If you have any of these conditions or you are concerned about using an electrical stimulation probe at all, consult a medical professional first.

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