(Urinary Diversion Surgery)
|The Female Urinary System|
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Reasons for Procedure
- Bladder cancer
- Birth defects
- Chronic inflammation
- Nerve-muscle control problems
- Skin irritations
- Fluid build-up in the abdomen
- Urine flow blockage
- Damage to other organs
- Blood clots
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Urine tests
- Blood tests
- MRI or CT scan
- Discuss any allergies or allergies to medications that you have.
- Tell your doctor about any medications, herbs, or supplements you take.
- Know what paperwork you will need to bring with you.
- Arrange for a ride from the hospital and help at home.
- Do not eat or drink the night before your surgery.
- Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen
- Blood thinners
- Anti-platelet medications
Description of the Procedure
Immediately After Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
Average Hospital Stay
- Walk as soon as you are able to help prevent blood clots.
- Receive nutrition through an IV until your gastrointestinal tract is functioning again
- Learn how to change the urine pouch and dispose of urine.
- Learn how to take care of the stoma
- Care for your stoma as directed.
- Change your pouch on a regular schedule.
- Avoid strenuous activity.
- Avoid heavy lifting, straining, and sexual activity until you have fully recovered.
- Do not drive until your doctor says that it is safe to do so.
- Ask your doctor about when it is safe to shower, bathe, or soak in water.
- When it is okay to get the stoma wet, do not use bath oils or salts in the water.
- Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions.
Call Your Doctor
- Fever or chills
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain that you cannot control with the medications you have been given
- Unusual discharge such as pus, extreme cloudiness, or strong odor
- Redness, swelling, or excessive bleeding from the stoma site
- Unusual changes in stoma size or color
- Change in urine frequency or amount
- Back or abdominal pain
- Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
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United Ostomy Associations of America http://www.uoaa.org
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Canadian Urological Association http://www.cua.org
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- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013 -
- Update Date: 06/20/2013 -