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Keep trying: Wearing a urostomy is a trial and error process until you find the appliance that works best for you. Talk to your surgeon or nursinag association to put you in touch with an enterostomal therapist who is a nurse who specializes in stomal solutions. Most of all keep trying until you find a solution you are happy with. ...Read more
Many adjust well.: The idea of a urostomy can be very difficult to become comfortable with. There can be a sense of loss, not just of body image, but of bodily control. But most of our patients learn to adapt very well, managing the stoma & appliances with confidence. Many are happy to be free of bladder symptoms & are active in support groups. Thousands of people walk around with urostomies & we are unaware. ...Read more
Several.: A well placed urostomy usually has few complications, but they certainly can occur. Urine on the skin can cause skin irritation & breakdown. The conduit can become infected or blocked by stones or narrowing. The connection to the kidneys can become blocked, or loss of blood supply can cause the conduit to fail. Certain metabolic problems can occur since the conduit can absorb compounds. ...Read more
Urostomy v ileostomy: A urostomy is a way to divert the flow of urine from the bladder. The most common is an ileal conduit. This is formed by connecting the ureters to a small segment of bowel and then bringing that bowel out to the abdominal wall as a stoma. This looks much like an ileostomy because it is fashioned out of small bowel. However, it only puts out urine whereas an ileostomy puts out liquid stool. ...Read more
See urologist: Infection clothing or collection devise too tight or blockage of the stoma itself. ...Read more
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I have excessive puss in my urostomy & urine extremely acidic. Am a paraplegic female 55 years old. Antibiotics do not help?
Mucus normal: Whilst people who have a urostomy do have a certain amount of mucus in their urine, an increased level or change in the colour of the urine and/or a strong unpleasant odour can also be a sign of a UTI. Empty your pouch regularly, wipe mucous off (if have 2 piece), drinking more fluids helps to reduce the amount of mucus in the urine, unless otherwise advised by your doctor ...Read more
98 year old father with a 20 year urostomy, performed his own changes since the begining. 2 years ago surgery to remove gall bladder caused a hernia, which is causing leaking wafer?
Good nurse can help: Help your dad see a certified wound / ostomy nurse (CWON). They can help with different wafer and "filler" products to get the best fit possible. At 98 I am guessing that hernia repair is not an option, although more and more people are living that long and having surgery late in life. I am sorry he is having to go through this. Good luck! ...Read more
Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?
Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more
Complete your Q: Incompelete Question. Complication of Untreated which disease? ...Read more
Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point - please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed. ...Read more
Short and long term: There are both short and long term complications of tpn. Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant. ...Read more
Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 40, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read more
ESR is a marker of: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a marker of inflammation, thus high inflammatory processes cause ESR to be higher. Infections, cancers, uncontrolled rheumatologic diseases, and endovascular inflammation (i.e. Arteritis) are examples. Thus, elevated ESR values suggest inflammatory conditions which should be sought and treated. Esr is not a complication, but a marker! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affects the tissues underlying your skin and eventually may spread to your lymph nodes and into the bloodstream. Left untreated, cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening, also one of the types of bacteria that cause impetigo can damage your kidneys. ...Read more
Too many ways to get to understand diabetes and its complications.
There are many very readable articles on the web that you should read.
It also would not hurt to have your doctor refer you to a diabetes educator.
Please note -- your goal is to get rid of your diabetes long before complications set in. ...Read more
Endoscopy: Complications rate is very low (less than 1%) but includes aspiration, perforation, bleeding, infection, missed findings, reaction to sedation including death. As stated, complications are rare. They should be discussed with you by the person performing the examination. Risks & benefits are discussed prior to the examination. This is referred to as "informed consent. ". ...Read more
Depends: What casued the delerium? Anesthesia? It usually passes in hrs. Psych meds? Surgery, lsd, stroke, altzheimers, depending on the cause the complications are anything you can think of if a person isn't thinking right;, hurting others or themselves, malnutrition or any organ can fail with long term delirum. ...Read more
Missed abortion: Treatment for missed abortion can be 1) watchful waiting, 2) medication, or 3) surgery. These will be successful at resolving the pregnancy about 60%, 90%, and 100% of the time, respectively. The last is the fastest and most tolerated, but most expensive. Watchful waiting has small risks of bleeding, infection, or blood clot. I recommend counselling with your doctor. ...Read more
Chances are small...: The risks are low but can be serious; when it's recommended that a central line be placed, it's felt that the benefits outweigh the risks...Things we worry about at the time of central line placement are: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), infection, arterial placement, bleeding/hematoma, abnormal heart rhythm, air embolus. Later on, infection & DVT are the main concerns. ...Read more
Bad treatment: A problem with disorders such ganser syndrome and other facticious disorders is that they often result in aggressive treatments that are not needed and not helpful but may have serious side effects. Also, like the boy who cried "wolf, " it may be that the patient actually has a serious underlying problem that may be missed because of the wealth of false leads. ...Read more