People with a urinary diversion may be more susceptible to urinary tract infection. They are usually mild and self-limiting.
Living with a urostomy
Getting used to a urostomy and learning to look after it takes time, but like anything new, it gets easier with practice. As you feel more confident and comfortable, you will want to get back to doing all the things you enjoyed before your surgery.
Most people who have a urostomy can get back to a full life. Many go back to work and take up their favourite pastimes again, including swimming and dancing.
The Urostomy Association is here to support you for as long as you need us. On our website we provide information and leaflets on a range of subjects, including: