Sitz bath is a type of bath in which only the hips and buttocks are soaked in water or saline solution. It is also called hip bath.
Sitz bath is used for many purposes. The basic purpose is to deliver heat or to cool the hip and pelvic area.
It may be used for patients who have had surgery in the area of the rectum, or for painful hemorrhoids, uterine cramps, prostate infections, painful ovaries, and/or testicles.
Sitz bath can used to relieve pain in bladder, prostate, or vagina. It is also used for relieving muculoskeletal pains in the hip area, coccydynia etc.« Back to Glossary Index