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Urostomy-Urinary Track Infection

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Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:58 pm

Greetings,

I'm a bit over 8 weeks post-op. All has been OK, just learning about different appliances, etc. However, last week I had spent 4 days in the hospital for a UTI. They say my ureters were inflammed and my WBC was 25 (should be less than 10). So I am wondering how I got this infection. Seems long enough post-op that it was not due to the surgery.

On a pain scale of 1-10, it was a 12. So I don't want to go through this again.

Is this a 'normal' thing for urostomies to get UTIs? Can the pouch be introducing an infection?

Gary

Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:24 pm

I have been having them for a long while now one after another. I am not sure if cleaning the bag has anything to do with it or not. I try to be as careful as I can cleaning them. Best wishes and stay safe

Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:42 pm

to me our doctors are dropping th ball  our primerys most donut know a thing about ostomys  we=hen no one is looking over this group . funny nut funny  by all rights i shoud be dead during conove 19  from start of it to first part  ofjan 2021 went emjince  had 2 cases of sepsis plus one other  blood test are needed .  all most  no one noose want test to order  nut there bag of tea under educated doctors its nut there problum. every one speciliss  or primarey  no brain. facts are facts. 

Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:34 pm
c57557555 wrote:

to me our doctors are dropping th ball  our primerys most donut know a thing about ostomys  we=hen no one is looking over this group . funny nut funny  by all rights i shoud be dead during conove 19  from start of it to first part  ofjan 2021 went emjince  had 2 cases of sepsis plus one other  blood test are needed .  all most  no one noose want test to order  nut there bag of tea under educated doctors its nut there problum. every one speciliss  or primarey  no brain. facts are facts. 


That is the exact 💯truth!! And even trained educated medical professionals don't know how to take urine from a urostomy stoma. Either not trained or don't care and scared. I thinking of learning myself how to do it . Especially when one had deadly infection.  

Craziness at it's best

Thanks 

BAYS ;)

Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:54 pm

Hi Gary,

Sorry to hear your are sick and were in hospital, and  I hope u are feeling  better. 

I have a urostomy as well and  I  am sorry to say but infections are  still going to happen it only been 18 months post op. And in the first  6 months I to was hospitalized with 2 infections as u speak of one was really bad I almost died.  I had two and right now as today I have one but funny thing is my urine looks perfect like normal but results say abnormal micro bio detected.  Lol guess aliens 👽.  Maybe from stoma waiting on call back from doc 

I will say for US with no bladder water is a must hydrated hydrated so important and anyway you can drink it. i like put mint and slice or ginger and lemon in water like detox also celentro cucumber fruits..  I drink alkaline water keep ph balance good. So my kidneys won't work so hard. 🙃. 

Please also share your ideas Gary would like to hear and it can be helpful too.

Feel better 🤗. Take care all many blessings 🙌🙏

BAYS 🐝🐾🦋🧚‍♀️

 

Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:49 am
bays6513 wrote:

Hi Gary,

Sorry to hear your are sick and were in hospital, and  I hope u are feeling  better. 

I have a urostomy as well and  I  am sorry to say but infections are  still going to happen it only been 18 months post op. And in the first  6 months I to was hospitalized with 2 infections as u speak of one was really bad I almost died.  I had two and right now as today I have one but funny thing is my urine looks perfect like normal but results say abnormal micro bio detected.  Lol guess aliens 👽.  Maybe from stoma waiting on call back from doc 

I will say for US with no bladder water is a must hydrated hydrated so important and anyway you can drink it. i like put mint and slice or ginger and lemon in water like detox also celentro cucumber fruits..  I drink alkaline water keep ph balance good. So my kidneys won't work so hard. 🙃. 

Please also share your ideas Gary would like to hear and it can be helpful too.

Feel better 🤗. Take care all many blessings 🙌🙏

BAYS 🐝🐾🦋🧚‍♀️

 

i seewe are on the same track  some timewant to chat more having same  experreunce your spelling better than mine. if i coud iwould hug u good take care till later. 

Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:42 pm

I have been suffering UTI infections for a long time.  I have both an ileostomy and a urostomy. I'm getting bacteria in my kidneys. The doctor explained to me, it's because they used a live piece of bowel to create the tube, from the kidneys to the stoma. This piece of live bowel continues to create bacteria, that goes back into the kidneys. I am on a daily antibiotic, for the rest of my life. In the beginning, I was hospitalized when I got an infection. The pain was unbearable, pain in my kidneys, fever and vomiting.  I have learnt to recognise the signs of an infection coming on, and can now treat myself at home, by taking a course of more powerful antibiotics, called Amoxycillin. That's what they were giving me in hospital. Unfortunately, it's part of life for most people with a urostomy.  Each time I was sick, I had a urine test, which showed Ecoli in my urine. If you keep getting them, talk to a specialist, Urologists, about going on antibiotics. I've been on them for years, you need to do a urine test to find out what bacteria you have, and get the right antibiotic. There are only four types of antibiotics that treat this.  I still occasionally get a UTI, if I forget to take my medication daily.  Some warning signs I get, back pain, kidney pain, dark urine, Red urine from blood, then nausea, fever and vomiting. During a bad infection, my urine is cloudy or milky looking.  An infection like this can NOT be left untreated.     Hope this helps.

Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:08 pm
Two bags wrote:

I have been suffering UTI infections for a long time.  I have both an ileostomy and a urostomy. I'm getting bacteria in my kidneys. The doctor explained to me, it's because they used a live piece of bowel to create the tube, from the kidneys to the stoma. This piece of live bowel continues to create bacteria, that goes back into the kidneys. I am on a daily antibiotic, for the rest of my life. In the beginning, I was hospitalized when I got an infection. The pain was unbearable, pain in my kidneys, fever and vomiting.  I have learnt to recognise the signs of an infection coming on, and can now treat myself at home, by taking a course of more powerful antibiotics, called Amoxycillin. That's what they were giving me in hospital. Unfortunately, it's part of life for most people with a urostomy.  Each time I was sick, I had a urine test, which showed Ecoli in my urine. If you keep getting them, talk to a specialist, Urologists, about going on antibiotics. I've been on them for years, you need to do a urine test to find out what bacteria you have, and get the right antibiotic. There are only four types of antibiotics that treat this.  I still occasionally get a UTI, if I forget to take my medication daily.  Some warning signs I get, back pain, kidney pain, dark urine, Red urine from blood, then nausea, fever and vomiting. During a bad infection, my urine is cloudy or milky looking.  An infection like this can NOT be left untreated.     Hope this helps.

Hello Two Bags,

Thank you very much for sharing I also have a urostomy and you explained perfectly and now I got tips about warning signs for a UTI. This all so new my head spins at times.  I use to know what to look for when I had a bladder  but now learning all over. 

My new bladder was also made like the way they did yours Two Bags and now our infections can go from 0 to 100 in a blink of an eye.

I have one right now and because I was sick for so long I don't have many antibiotics left that work on me 😢. 

I have more questions Two Bag would like to message you.  ;)

Thanks again 😎

BAYS 🐾🧚‍♀️🦋

Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:15 am

Greetings Two Bags,

Your posting was very interesting and informative. Sorry to hear what you are going through, but I understand the pain. No one has suggested that I should be aware of potential UTIs... not my urologist or wound care nurse or any of the nurses or doctors during my recent 4 days in the hospital. This puts me to be more on-guard in the future for warning signs.

I was a bit intrigued by what you said, "This piece of live bowel continues to create bacteria, that goes back into the kidneys". I assumed that once we drank sufficient amount of fluids, the ilium would just be 'cleaned out' and then a conduit and nothing more. Can you say any more on 'how' the ilieum is doing this?

Seems that, since it can be expected to happen again, I should always have a supply of antibiotics around...just in case. By the time I had arrived at the doctors after my recent episode, hours had passed and I could have at least started the antibiotics. Does this make sense?

Gary

 



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Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:47 pm

Hi Gary,  not much more information to share, just going on what the doctors told me.  How a normal bowel works, it must create bacteria to aid in digestion? It's the only explanation I was given about how poo was getting into my kidneys. I had lots of tests, thinking something inside was broken, and causing cross contamination. When changing both my bags, I always do the wee bag first, then the poo bag, so as not to get any poo on my wee stoma from cross contamination, that's all they told me about in hospital after my surgery.  I think your right about assuming that if you drink enough fluids, it does keep the ileum flushed out. My biggest problem is, I don't drink enough fluids. Just can't seem to get that water in me. I drink lots of other things, tea, coffee, juice, but not much water. It will definately help if you drink a recommended amount of water daily. Also, taking Cranberry capsules can help maintain a healthy urinary tract.  It's always a good idea to have antibiotics on hand, but they have to be the right one's. It's important to diagnose which bacteria is causing the infection, with a urine test, so the doctor can prescribe the correct antibiotic. My bacteria seems to be the same one each time. There are four types, I believe. Mine doesn't change. But after about 8 months or so, I might get an infection, because the bacteria become amuned to the antibiotic. Then it's time to hit the super strong antibiotics, 1000mg, twice a day for two weeks. Then back to my daily 250mg antibiotic.  It's difficult to get information about all this, took me some years to figure out what was going on with me, as I wasn't told anything about possible UTI infections. As well as my regular doctor, I also have a urologists and bowel specialist that I can see when needed. They are the guys that have the answers.  There are other alternative, or herbal remedies to help keep a healthy urinary tract, I tried some but didn't work for me, should be some information about that on the internet.   Take care, and drink as much water as you can.

Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:21 pm

Greetings Two Bags,

When I went into surgery, there was a possibility that I'd became a Two Bagger, too. I had prostate cancer some years earlier and had 38 rounds of radiation. The surgeon said that my bladder might be fused (due to the radiation) to the colon and he'd have a another specialty team standing by just in case to handle the colon. But, thank goodness, that did not happen. You have raise some interesting things to think about. I'm on a two week antibiotic stretch with Bactrim. Got some Probiotics pills today to help counter the effects of the antibiotics. I'll see about getting some Cranberry juice.

Thanks...

 Gary

Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:52 pm
c57557555 wrote:

to me our doctors are dropping th ball  our primerys most donut know a thing about ostomys  we=hen no one is looking over this group . funny nut funny  by all rights i shoud be dead during conove 19  from start of it to first part  ofjan 2021 went emjince  had 2 cases of sepsis plus one other  blood test are needed .  all most  no one noose want test to order  nut there bag of tea under educated doctors its nut there problum. every one speciliss  or primarey  no brain. facts are facts. 


i would like to thank all those that put in on there it is my hope yth at w get a speishel colum foron this mate  greatin put all thanks  [want may help  PRO LONE NUT GETTING INFACHINES ] I THINK THIS MAY HELP 1ALKILINE WATER/2WITH  LIME/OR LIMIN  /FRESH HONY FROM ORCHERD /TO MY UNDER STANDING FRESH  CRAME BERRYS / APPLE CIDDER VINEGRER/ ORCHERED/ GINGER IS ON HOT SIDE 10-30 OZ OF WATER /HOT GINGER CRISTALS  HAS SUGER I THINK CANE SUGER IS THE BEST. ICREATED IT 2000 -4000THOUSION YEARS A GO. MAN MADE I SPOISION .THERE IS GIN GIN BAG IN STORES .   FOR THE MOST PART GINER ROOT CAN DOZE CUT BACK SUGERS THE BODY KNOW HOW TO HANDLE CANE SUGER NATRAL./CINNUMIN SOUPS THER ARE OTHER HURB SPICES  CUT BACK PAIN  SUGER   DOCTOR DRUGS COMPUNETYS DONT MAKE MONEY ONTHIS                                            GINGER I BE LIVE HELPS CLEAN OUT   POOP HOT WATER ON HAND   TRY WITH CARE  GIN GER AS SUCKER   HOPE THIS HELPS YOUR HEALTH,/   TAREAT  FUIRUT CUT SUGERS

Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:19 pm
c57557555 wrote:


i would like to thank all those that put in on there it is my hope yth at w get a speishel colum foron this mate  greatin put all thanks  [want may help  PRO LONE NUT GETTING INFACHINES ] I THINK THIS MAY HELP 1ALKILINE WATER/2WITH  LIME/OR LIMIN  /FRESH HONY FROM ORCHERD /TO MY UNDER STANDING FRESH  CRAME BERRYS / APPLE CIDDER VINEGRER/ ORCHERED/ GINGER IS ON HOT SIDE 10-30 OZ OF WATER /HOT GINGER CRISTALS  HAS SUGER I THINK CANE SUGER IS THE BEST. ICREATED IT 2000 -4000THOUSION YEARS A GO. MAN MADE I SPOISION .THERE IS GIN GIN BAG IN STORES .   FOR THE MOST PART GINER ROOT CAN DOZE CUT BACK SUGERS THE BODY KNOW HOW TO HANDLE CANE SUGER NATRAL./CINNUMIN SOUPS THER ARE OTHER HURB SPICES  CUT BACK PAIN  SUGER   DOCTOR DRUGS COMPUNETYS DONT MAKE MONEY ONTHIS                                            GINGER I BE LIVE HELPS CLEAN OUT   POOP HOT WATER ON HAND   TRY WITH CARE  GIN GER AS SUCKER   HOPE THIS HELPS YOUR HEALTH,/   TAREAT  FUIRUT CUT SUGERS


Hi ,

Thank you for the info and your are correct especially about the drug companies they just care about the big dollars 💵. 

Will be adding some  items to market list.. need to cut my sugars and cleansing my kidneys. 

Thanks 

BAYS ;)

 

 

Tue May 11, 2021 3:41 pm
bays6513 wrote:

Hello Two Bags,

Thank you very much for sharing I also have a urostomy and you explained perfectly and now I got tips about warning signs for a UTI. This all so new my head spins at times.  I use to know what to look for when I had a bladder  but now learning all over. 

My new bladder was also made like the way they did yours Two Bags and now our infections can go from 0 to 100 in a blink of an eye.

I have one right now and because I was sick for so long I don't have many antibiotics left that work on me 😢. 

I have more questions Two Bag would like to message you.  ;)

Thanks again 😎

BAYS 🐾🧚‍♀️🦋


two bags have u looketinto hurbs spices .try fresh pine apple its hot ginger tea lime gingin water if needed chat later take care.

Tue May 18, 2021 10:12 pm
Two bags wrote:

Hi Gary,  not much more information to share, just going on what the doctors told me.  How a normal bowel works, it must create bacteria to aid in digestion? It's the only explanation I was given about how poo was getting into my kidneys. I had lots of tests, thinking something inside was broken, and causing cross contamination. When changing both my bags, I always do the wee bag first, then the poo bag, so as not to get any poo on my wee stoma from cross contamination, that's all they told me about in hospital after my surgery.  I think your right about assuming that if you drink enough fluids, it does keep the ileum flushed out. My biggest problem is, I don't drink enough fluids. Just can't seem to get that water in me. I drink lots of other things, tea, coffee, juice, but not much water. It will definately help if you drink a recommended amount of water daily. Also, taking Cranberry capsules can help maintain a healthy urinary tract.  It's always a good idea to have antibiotics on hand, but they have to be the right one's. It's important to diagnose which bacteria is causing the infection, with a urine test, so the doctor can prescribe the correct antibiotic. My bacteria seems to be the same one each time. There are four types, I believe. Mine doesn't change. But after about 8 months or so, I might get an infection, because the bacteria become amuned to the antibiotic. Then it's time to hit the super strong antibiotics, 1000mg, twice a day for two weeks. Then back to my daily 250mg antibiotic.  It's difficult to get information about all this, took me some years to figure out what was going on with me, as I wasn't told anything about possible UTI infections. As well as my regular doctor, I also have a urologists and bowel specialist that I can see when needed. They are the guys that have the answers.  There are other alternative, or herbal remedies to help keep a healthy urinary tract, I tried some but didn't work for me, should be some information about that on the internet.   Take care, and drink as much water as you can.


thank for all your info help great deal .ii am being bared for post insuline kills kennys  take care thank. p am a bull lossing freedum of speach in usa.

Wed May 19, 2021 2:12 pm
c57557555 wrote:


thank for all your info help great deal .ii am being bared for post insuline kills kennys  take care thank. p am a bull lossing freedum of speach in usa.

I think they may have thought it was a threat because of the spelling it maybe a misunderstanding. You may need to get in touch and explain what you meant. I think what you meant was insulin kills kidneys.

Fri May 21, 2021 4:49 pm
Two bags wrote:

Hi Gary,  not much more information to share, just going on what the doctors told me.  How a normal bowel works, it must create bacteria to aid in digestion? It's the only explanation I was given about how poo was getting into my kidneys. I had lots of tests, thinking something inside was broken, and causing cross contamination. When changing both my bags, I always do the wee bag first, then the poo bag, so as not to get any poo on my wee stoma from cross contamination, that's all they told me about in hospital after my surgery.  I think your right about assuming that if you drink enough fluids, it does keep the ileum flushed out. My biggest problem is, I don't drink enough fluids. Just can't seem to get that water in me. I drink lots of other things, tea, coffee, juice, but not much water. It will definately help if you drink a recommended amount of water daily. Also, taking Cranberry capsules can help maintain a healthy urinary tract.  It's always a good idea to have antibiotics on hand, but they have to be the right one's. It's important to diagnose which bacteria is causing the infection, with a urine test, so the doctor can prescribe the correct antibiotic. My bacteria seems to be the same one each time. There are four types, I believe. Mine doesn't change. But after about 8 months or so, I might get an infection, because the bacteria become amuned to the antibiotic. Then it's time to hit the super strong antibiotics, 1000mg, twice a day for two weeks. Then back to my daily 250mg antibiotic.  It's difficult to get information about all this, took me some years to figure out what was going on with me, as I wasn't told anything about possible UTI infections. As well as my regular doctor, I also have a urologists and bowel specialist that I can see when needed. They are the guys that have the answers.  There are other alternative, or herbal remedies to help keep a healthy urinary tract, I tried some but didn't work for me, should be some information about that on the internet.   Take care, and drink as much water as you can.

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