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What's a urostomy and does it have complications?

UROSTOMY: There are several types of urostomies and they all have their own potential complications. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Urostomy (Definition)

External drainage system for the urinary tract in patients who have bladder removal for bladder cancer. A segment of the patients intestine is used ...Read more


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Any advise on wearing an urostomy?

Any advise on wearing an urostomy?

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

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How will a urostomy fit into my life?

How will a urostomy fit into my life?

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

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What is the definition or description of: urostomy?

What is the definition or description of: urostomy?

Urostomy: External drainage system for the urinary tract in patients who have bladder removal for bladder cancer. A segment of the patients intestine is used to divert the urine. ...Read more

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How is the best way to change and clean an urostomy?

How is the best way to change and clean an urostomy?

Skin protection: Usual problem is skin irritation, excoriation due to poorly fitted stomal bag, follow instructions (advice) of your ostomy care provider, protect the skin, use correct size stomal bag and prevent leak. ...Read more

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What are some problems that can happen if a urostomy?

What are some problems that can happen if a urostomy?

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

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What are the differences between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

What are the differences between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

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

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Is a urostomy reversal a good idea?

Is a urostomy reversal a good idea?

Urostomy: To answer your question we would need to know the indication for urostomy. Additionally in certain cases a urostomy would not be reversible especially if done for malignancy. Your question would be best answered by your treating urologist. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

Please help! What is the difference between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

Lots: Urostomy is for urinary diversion when the urinary bladder is removed
ileostomy is for stool/fecal diversion when the colon is removed when it is permanent or temporary if the colon needs diversion from the passage of stool on a temporary basis. ...Read more

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My husband has a urostomy. He is experiienncing swelling around the urostomy. What should he do?

My husband has a urostomy. He is experiienncing swelling around the urostomy. What should he do?

See urologist: Infection clothing or collection devise too tight or blockage of the stoma itself. ...Read more

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Can you have peritoneal dialysis if you also have a urostomy bag?

Can you have peritoneal dialysis if you also have a urostomy bag?

Yes: It can certainly be done if you have the right person to place the catheter. I will be happy to help you with that. ...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?

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

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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?

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

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And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

Infectious disease: Best to querry travel advisory regarding endemic disease ie malaria and take appropiate precautions. ...Read more

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Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?

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

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If untreated, what complications or dangers could arise? Thank u.

Complete your Q: Incompelete Question. Complication of Untreated which disease? ...Read more

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What are complications of vbac?

What are complications of vbac?

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

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What are the complications of tpn?

What are the complications of tpn?

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

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What are the complications of ANLL?

What are the complications of ANLL?

Management: The treatment Of ANLL is directed toward the consequences of bone marrow failure (anemia, neutropenia, thrombopenia) and hyperuricemia. ...Read more

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Any complications from a vitrectomy?

Any complications from a vitrectomy?

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

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What complications come with measles?

What complications come with measles?

Many different: Complications of measles infection may include:

bronchitis

encephalitis (about 1 out of 1, 000 measles cases)

ear infection (otitis media)

pneumonia

and of course death is also possible. ...Read more

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What is the complication of high esr?

What is the complication of high esr?

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

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What are common complications of cvs?

What are common complications of cvs?

Dehydration: Cvs = recurring attacks of intense nausea, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain and/or headaches or migraines. This can lead to dehydration, nutritional deficits, high blood pressure during episodes, or damage to the mucosa of the esophagus (i.e. Mallory weiss tear). ...Read more

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What is the complications of impetigo?

What is the complications of impetigo?

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

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What are the complications of diabetes?

What are the complications of diabetes?

Cardiovascular: Heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, infections, nerve damage, and death. ...Read more

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How common are complications from mono?

How common are complications from mono?

Mononucleosis: Complications are not uncommon and may be more serious than the disease itself.
They can include spleen enlargement, liver disease and jaundice. Blood disorders, myocarditis, meningitis, encephalitis and guillain-barre syndrome, and significant tonsil swelling. ...Read more

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What are common diabetic complications?

What are common diabetic complications?

Complications: 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

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Any complications with the gastroscopy?

Any complications with the gastroscopy?

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

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What are the complications of delirium?

What are the complications of delirium?

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

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What the complication of missd abortion?

What the complication of missd abortion?

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

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What are common sinusitis complications?

What are common sinusitis complications?

Relatively uncommon: Complications of acute sinusitis include meningitis, brain abscess, visual loss. Probably more common with untreated acute sinusitis is chronic sinusitis, which is chronic nasal drainage, nasal congestion, sinus pressure. ...Read more

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What are complications of untreated lpr?

What are complications of untreated lpr?

Laryngopharyngeal. .: Reflux over a long period can be associated with damage to laryngeal structures causing hoarseness and precancerous or cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Amputation?

What are the complications of Amputation?

Inadequate ablation: With re-amputation.
permanent disablility
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What are the complications from bullemia?

What are the complications from bullemia?

Dentally: Acid erosion of the teeth, weakening of teeth, trauma to the throat and esophagus, among others. ...Read more

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Complications with central line placement?

Complications with central line placement?

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

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What are complications of ganser syndrome?

What are complications of ganser syndrome?

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

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What are the complications of Biofeedback?

What are the complications of Biofeedback?

NONE: If done by an experienced provider there will only be benefit at best. No harmful effect ...Read more

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