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Urinary tract infections can still occur after urostomy surgery. Learn about some basic diet and ostomy pouch routines that can help prevent them.
After your urostomy surgery, you may still develop urinary tract infections (UTIs). This is because your body is vulnerable to infections in the urinary tract. UTIs can also lead to kidney problems. The good news is that a few diet changes and ostomy pouch routines can help you avoid this issue.
Tips for avoiding UTIs
To help prevent UTIs, follow these guidelines:
UTI symptoms to look out for
If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare professional or your stoma care nurse right away:
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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.