Using Flyte FAQs
Flyte is easy to use. The Flyte wand is made of medical grade silicone. We recommend applying a water-based vaginal lubricant to the wand to make insertion easier. You may experience some discomfort when you first begin to use an intravaginal device. This is normal and is similar to some of the muscle fatigue you might feel after starting a new exercise program.
Most women who have used Flyte saw results within 6 weeks or less when used as directed, every day for 5 minutes. Women see most improvement in 6 weeks; those who choose to continue using Flyte will often see additional improvement.
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Flyte provides long-lasting improvement. In clinical trial, 77 percent of women who used Flyte as directed for 6 weeks reported continued continence at two years. All women in the clinical trial were able to avoid surgical treatments for incontinence, even though they were considering surgery.
After 6 weeks, some women may choose to use Flyte occasionally to maintain pelvic floor muscle tone.
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The Flyte wand has sensors inside it that measure the tone of your pelvic floor muscles at rest and when you squeeze. The wand transmits this information to the handheld device and provides biofeedback -- in other words, it tells you when to relax and contract (squeeze or tighten) your pelvic floor muscles.
With each contraction, you try to activate the contraction indicator lights on the handheld device. These lights indicate the strength of your pelvic floor muscle contractions. If you activate these lights and follow along, you know you are using Flyte and engaging your pelvic floor muscles correctly. This is how Flyte teaches you how to properly activate and strengthen your pelvic floor (perform a Kegel) while it treats, amplifying the benefit of a Kegel. If you have questions, please contact us.
You will notice:
- Fewer leaks and less volume
- Contracting your pelvic floor muscles becomes easier with less fatigue
- Drier underwear or a reduction in the need for bulky pads
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see the results you want right away. It’s important to be patient and use the treatment daily for the 6-week standard treatment time. Stay positive and know that you are on a path to address the issue.
Weak pelvic floor muscles shouldn't disqualify you from using Flyte. In fact, Flyte is designed to strengthen weak pelvic floor muscles.
If you aren’t activating any of the lights, make sure the wand is inserted far enough and the base (flap) of the wand is against the outside of the vagina. If the wand is only partially in the vagina, the lights may not activate. Also, try to focus on the wand and contracting (squeezing) and relaxing your muscles while breathing in and out.
The first step is to locate your pelvic floor muscle. One technique is to imagine you are trying to keep yourself from passing gas. Or, imagine tensing your muscles as if to stop peeing mid-stream. The muscles you use are your pelvic floor muscles.
Once you’ve identified the muscle, squeeze and hold: Imagine you are trying to keep a marble from falling out of your vagina. Think about lifting and pulling in. Don’t push down. Try not to activate other muscles in your abdomen, thighs or butt. Visualize a lifting motion and breathe in and out. Don’t hold your breath. Contract these muscles for three seconds. Now relax them for three seconds. You’ve just performed a Kegel exercise.
Yes, you can use Flyte if you have while an IUD is inserted.
No. Do not use Flyte while pregnant, or if you think you may be pregnant, unless recommended by your doctor.