Urostomy pouches and suppliesCystectomy - urostomy; Urostomy bag; Ostomy appliance; Urinary ostomy; Urinary diversion - urostomy supplies; Cystectomy - urostomy supplies; Ileal conduit
Urostomy pouches are special bags that are used to collect urine after bladder surgery.
- Instead of going to your bladder, urine will go outside of your abdomen into the urostomy pouch. The surgery to do this is called a urostomy.
- Part of the intestine is used to create a channel for the urine to drain. It will stick outside your abdomen and is called the stoma.
The urostomy pouch is attached to the skin around your stoma. It will collect the urine that drains out of your urostomy. The pouch is also called a bag or appliance.
The pouch will help:
- Prevent urine leaks
- Keep the skin around your stoma healthy
- Contain odor
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