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Post-op and recovery
For the first few days after your operation, your nurse will look after your urostomy for you. They will make sure that the bag is emptied and changed as often as necessary. At first your stoma will be slightly swollen, and it may be several weeks before it settles down to its final size. The stoma will also produce mucus (a thick white substance), which might appear as pale ‘threads’ in the urine.
As soon as you feel ready, your nurse will show you how to clean your stoma and change the bags yourself. You might like your nurse to show a close relative or friend how to do this as well, in case you ever need help at home.
Your nurse will also talk to you about different types of equipment and how to get new supplies once you go home.
The length of your stay in hospital will vary, depending on things like your general health and the type of operation you have. As long as you do not have any complications, it is likely to be 7-10 days. Your medical team will want to be sure that your stoma is working correctly before you go home.
You will usually be able to get back to most activities within about 8 weeks, although strenuous activities should be avoided for 3 months. Your medical team will give you the best advice for your particular situation.
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People with a urinary diversion may be more susceptible to urinary tract infections. These are usually mild and self-limiting but may be severely debilitating and affect quality of life. Recurrent urinary tract infections may also cause deterioration in kidney function. This leaflet aims to explain and provide help with these problems.
Following initial post-operative hospital appointments your GP may be requested to continue your lifelong follow up. Sometimes it may be necessary for referral back to your Consultant for other investigations. These guidelines may assist you as to when you should contact your GP for advice.
Following initial hospital appointments your Consultant may request your GP to continue your lifelong follow up. These guidelines may advise you as to when you should contact your GP for advice.
Your continent pouch may have been fashioned from bowel, but in some cases the normal bladder is used as the reservoir.