What if you get a urinary odour or a change to the colour of your urine?
Urine has an odour that can vary depending upon what we eat or drink. This does not change when you have a urostomy. Your urostomy pouch is made of special […]Read more >
What if you get a urinary tract infection?
What is a urinary tract infection? Your urinary tract consists of your kidneys, ureters (which are the tubes draining urine from your kidneys) and your stoma. A urinary tract infection […]Read more >
What if you need to use night drainage bags or leg bags?
Hints and tips Always wash your hands before connecting your leg bag or night drainage bag to your urostomy pouch. When you connect your urostomy pouch to your night drainage […]Read more >
What if you get sore skin?
What is sore skin? The skin around your stoma called the peristomal skin can become red but intact, sore but dry or broken and wet. What causes red or sore […]Read more >
What if you get bleeding on or around your stoma?
When your stoma was formed, a piece of bowel was brought out onto the surface of your tummy through your abdominal wall. This piece of bowel was then folded back […]Read more >
What if you get a parastomal hernia?
What is a parastomal hernia? A parastomal hernia is a bulge or swelling around or underneath your stoma. The hernia usually develops slowly and may increase in size over time. […]Read more >
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