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People have urostomy surgery for various medical reasons. Learn about some of the more common reasons why doctors recommend a urostomy.
There are several reasons why people get urostomies. It may be due to an illness, a chronic condition, or some form of trauma. The common thread is that the bladder is damaged or defective in some way, which may require another path for urine to exit the body.
Thousands have successful ostomy surgery
During urostomy surgery, a stoma is created that bypasses an injured or diseased part of the urinary system. A urostomy essentially makes a new path for urine to flow out of your body. Regardless of the reason for your urostomy surgery, it may take time to become comfortable with this life-changing procedure. Take comfort in that fact that every year tens of thousands of people of all ages all around the world successfully undergo some type of ostomy surgery.
Why do I need a urostomy?
Below are a few of the more common reasons for urostomy surgery:
Whatever your reason for needing a urostomy, it’s important to talk to your healthcare team so you can get as much information as possible about your specific condition and why the surgery is your best option. They can answer your questions and address your concerns.
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The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.
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