The subject of this article is not a pleasant one, yet we are going to take a look at 10 products that may help people not only with haemorrhoids, but with many other complaints. Anyone who suffers with haemorrhoids will be only too aware of the pain that they can cause, and the discomfort when sitting down – including the necessity of going to the toilet.
The products we are featuring cover a selection of different solutions. Make note these do not claim to help rid you of haemorrhoids, but to help achieve a better level of comfort when performing the necessary. If you’re reading this then you’re already understanding of what you are looking for, and we won’t go into a medical explanation right now!
It’s worth knowing that some of these products can also help people in other situations – including pregnant women and those with chronic pain in some areas – and we’ll mention these in our descriptions. So, let’s get on with our list!
The Top 10
1. Homecraft Portable Bidet for Standard Toilet
Our first selection is this portable bidet from Homecraft, a brand with a wide range of products of this type. It is designed for people who have problems in this area, and is lightweight and cheap. It’s also very popular with more than 200 customers having reviewed it, more of that in a moment. It is designed to fit inside a standard toilet bowl, is made from strong plastic and has a soap dish at the front, and can be sterilised in an autoclave at up to 135°C.
There’s not really a lot more to say about this item – we suspect that will be the same with most of these as they will likely follow the same theme – except that 200 out of over 220 buyers gave it 4-stars or more, with credit such as ‘works well’, ‘strong and sturdy’ and ‘does what it says’. At not much more than a fiver, we certainly think it worth putting on a short list.
2. Douper Sitz Bath Standard Size
This is a more up-market take on the theme – if you can have an up-market portable bidet (which is effectively what these are) and is made from BPA-free plastic to medical-use standards. It’s designed to fit the standard toilet bowl so should be suitable for all. This one has a clever design in which the water drains away into the toilet through a specially placed hole, thus saving mess, and is also cleverly shaped for better fit.
Designed to help with those recovering from treatment after haemorrhoid surgery, and also suitable for pregnant women and persons with limited mobility, this is clearly a quality item, and that shows in the price which is around four times that above. Nevertheless, more than 90% 5-star reviews cannot be overlooked – ‘excellent’ and ‘recommended’ are frequent comments – so it’s worth checking out further.
3. Artibetter Sitz Bath
It’s time for us to explain a little about the concept of the ‘sitz bath’. It’s not a model name; a sitz bath is a hip bath, in which the user sits in water up to their hips. The concept behind many of these devices follows this routine, as it helps to alleviate the pain from haemorrhoids and other problems in the anal region. This is a typical sitz bath – as is the one above – and is made from BPA-free plastic.
This is a quality item made from a single-piece moulding for greater strength and smoothness, is designed to fit a standard toilet bowl and is very similar to the above. There are no customer reviews for this one yet. As these are items with no moving parts, there isn’t a lot that can go wrong, so all we will say here is that this one is very similar to the one above, but half the price.
4. Medipaq Portable Bidet
This is another of the portable bidet models, very similar in design to the first one we looked at. It’s a standard size model, so is perfect for use anywhere, and is suitable for use on holiday or anywhere you might need one. This one is lightweight, compact and designed to be easy to clean and sterilise, and is also fairly cheap at not much more than a tenner. It is perhaps not as good a design as the sitz bath versions, but it may be preferred by many people.
One buyer explained that they bought one after breaking a wrist to make things easier – an interesting point to note – while others say it is ‘great value’ and ‘superb’. The only few poor reviews comment that it could be bigger – as we said, it’s standard size – so take it as you wish!
5. Dreameryoly Sitz Bath
This is an over-the-toilet sitz bath model and follows the route of others we have seen so far of this type. It’s also similarly priced, so we are going to look for some outstanding features that this offers, and others don’t. To be honest, there are none, but that’s not a bad thing as these devices are designed for a specific purpose, and we reckon this one provides the sitz bath as well as any other of its type.
We note that the makers claim it is made from ‘food-grade PP material that is non-toxic and tasteless’; just in case you were planning to taste your toilet seat. It is a standard size, holds enough water – according to customer reviews – and is routinely rated 5-stars as ‘good’ and ‘recommended’. At the price it is directly up against very similar models, so it’s up to you.
6. Qinaidi Portable Electric Bidet
This model is somewhat different to any of those we have described above. It’s a portable electric bidet. Now, if you’re wondering what that is all about, so were we. In fact, this one operates as a bidet does – i.e. you actually get the spray of water – heated, in fact – where you want it after doing the business. In that it is quite clever, but is it really worth more than twice the price of one of the above sitz bath solutions?
It’s a very clever little bidet, we admit, and is nicely made from premium medical grade plastic, and it can be used with a standard toilet or – great for when caught in an emergency – as a stand-alone item. The problem is we haven’t found anyone who has used one yet. This is perhaps because it is a different concept to the rest on here, but it is certainly worth checking out, even at the price.
7. JFJL Sitz Bath
Another of the sitz bath designs, this one comes with a ‘fumigation’ system. Once more, we were confused – as our readers may be – and on further investigation, we really are none the wiser. It would appear that this refers to the series of holes cut in the front which are presumably there for hygiene purposes – something not seen on all of these – so that’s fair enough. It’s a standard size, standard type portable bidet and is quite a nice one, if not cheap.
This one is, we have to say, a quality product but one at a premium price – more than four times the cost of the cheapest on here and twice that of most – but you do get a choice of colours for once. Unfortunately we have no customer comments regards the fumigation aspect, so we’ll leave that up to you.
8. Volwco Sitz Bath
We are back to basics with this example of a sitz bath and it is very much a standard item – indeed, as with all of these, it’s designed to fit a standard sized toilet bowl. This one is designed with five spill-prevention holes so the water will flush back into the toilet should there be an overflow. It’s neatly designed to fit in snug fashion, and is made from top grade plastic and in a single-mould process for durability and smoothness.
Like most of these, it’s designed to be easy to clean and comes with a hanging hole for added convenience, and while it does have a five-star customer review, it’s the only one so far so is hardly conclusive. Nevertheless, it will surely do the job it is designed for, and you’ll get one for a shade less than £10 so it’s not expensive.
9. TMY Sitz Bath with Sprayer
When looking at products such as this, and a lot of different examples together, it’s often the case that one comes along that stands out for one reason – usually an innovative design touch that somebody has cleverly thought up. This one stands out for two reasons: the first is that it comes with a sprayer system – a clever idea, in fact – operated by an air bulb, that we haven’t seen before. In all other areas, this is a regular sitz bath or portable bidet, albeit one available in four colours.
The other reason this model stands out is because of the price: so far, the most expensive model we have seen on our list was just less than £25. For reasons we are struggling to uncover, this one is just shy of £50! There are no customer reviews to dig any deeper – perhaps unsurprisingly given the price – so all we can say is it’s decent quality, and has a neat innovation, but is it worth the money?
10. Carex Sitz Bath
Our final example in what has been a somewhat enlightening journey through the world of portable bidets is this one from Carex, a brand with a wide range of medical and other products of this type. They have a reputation for quality, and this sitz bath is no exception. It features a water bag attached to a manual pump so you can introduce warmer water into the bath as you wish, is standard size, and is well-made from quality materials.
It also comes with good customer reviews. Out of more than 50 customers, almost 80% gave it 4-stars or above, which is as good as it gets. Comments in favour include ‘well made, ‘crucial’, ‘love this’ and ‘highly recommended. The few poor comments – notably nobody awarded it 1-star – are regards the packaging which was described as inadequate. If we have one qualm, it’s that it is not the cheapest, but then it might just be the best.
There you have the top 10 haemorrhoid toilet seats, sitz baths or portable bidets, that you can buy today, complete with our opinion and descriptions. Now, at this point we would normally venture into our ‘important features to look for’ section, but with these products the simple fact is they all do pretty much the same thing, and when all is said and done, it’s safe to say they all do it pretty well, especially given the high levels of customer satisfaction that most of them achieve.
So, we’re going to skip the usual summary, and say that while we will give you our choice in a moment, there is very little to choose between these. One – the TMY model – may be very good and has a neat gimmick, yet we won’t recommend it as it is way more expensive than the others. Of the rest, it really is up to you, but to help, here is our choice.
This recommendation is by no means a condemnation of any of the others – as we said, they all do the job – but if we had to pick one for ourselves, it would be the Carex Sitz Bath. It comes from a known brand, is nicely made, and while it might not be the cheapest it is not badly priced. What swayed us was the overwhelming positive customer reviews, and the lack of genuinely poor comments.
If you need one of these they really do help, so we hope we’ve helped you to find the haemorrhoid toilet seat that will make your life a lot easier!