A 26-year-old female asked:
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i have been feeling unwell and have an ileostomy bag and keep getting bladder infections. i'm starting to worry. ?

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Dr. Michael Castellano
33 years experience General Surgery
Possible fistula: the question would be why do you have an ileostomy Recurrent urine infections can be caused by many things. In males it's less common One cause could be a connection to part of your go tract and your bladder causing bacteria to enter your bladder. Another cause may be your bladder is not emptying properly because of the surgery you have had. You will need an exam and probably a cat scan to evalua
Answered on Nov 14, 2015

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