Answers to questions you probably have
Frequently asked questions by people having a urostomy
Have you found out you will need a stoma or have you already had stoma surgery? Either way, you probably have some questions about the way to care for your urostomy and how to manage your life as urostomate.
On various pages we have compiled answers to frequently asked questions that will probably help you. Keep in mind that your caregiver or ET nurse is also happy to answer any questions you may have.
Urostomy related urinary tract infections (UTI)
A urinary tract infection manifests with an unexplained fever, actual kidney pain, shivering and malodorous urine. In case of these symptoms, consult your treating physician immediately who will probably perform urine sampling.
Help avoid urinary tract infection
- Controlling the pH level of your urine: pH is a measurement that indicates whether the urine is acid, neutral or alkaline. If the pH in the urine is too high, there is a major risk of infection. The pH is normally around 7. This number varies according to diet and the quantity of liquids absorbed. You can monitor this pH yourself using strips. This test does not need any particular conditions. It is simply a strip of reactive paper with a color scale that varies depending on pH. If your pH urine is
- below 7, the urine is acidic
- above 7, the urine is alkaline
- between 8 and 9, you are not drinking enough.
To maintain a good pH level, you must drink 2 liter of still water every 24 hours
- Avoid drinking too much coffee, tea, herbal teas and alcohol as these drinks may dehydrate
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The right solution designed for your urostomy
As person with a urostomy you will need to use a urostomy bag. These specially designed stoma bags provide a specific uro outlet, allowing the bag to be emptied regularly. The bag can be connected to a urine collection bag, especially at night for more comfort and better recovery while sleeping.
In the case of a one-piece system, the wafer and the stoma bag are bounded together and must be changed together.
In the case of a two-piece system, the wafer and the bag are separated, before being attached together through a coupling system. The bag can be changed while the baseplate may remain in place for several days.
Mechanical coupling system
Mechanical coupling system
Urine collection bags and accessories
We offer a large range of bedside and leg bags, which are all compatible with our urostomy bags.
As urine output sometimes can be aggressive on the skin, you may consider the use of skin protective accessories. Sometimes a stoma belt can be useful for extra fixation.