Looking for anyone who has had a urostomy take down. Just want info on what to expect. The reason for my take down to continent urostomy is simpley to get rid of the bag. I have had no other issues for the past 27 years.
They'll take a piece of colon and make an artifical bladder out of the colon. The ureters attach to the new bladder. There will be a small stoma that will be cathaterized every 4-7 hrs to empty the bladder. Usually the stoma can not be seen because it is in the belly button. So with all that said there will be no need to wear an external pieces to collect the urine.
I never knew anyone that had this but I know of people so congrats! It is similar to my contient ileostomy but for the bladder. I debated having one since I have bad Interstitial Cystitis but I am not sure I could manage draining 2 pouches even though I know of a model that has a Kpouch and a Bladder pouch aka The Indiana Pouch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_pouch
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