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jamesgs1 (@jamesgs1)

What kind of specialist should i contact?

Ostomy | Last Active: Nov 28, 2023 | Replies (8)

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@colleenyoung

Hi @jamesgs1, welcome. Given your history with prostate cancer and that you have a urostomy, I moved your question to both the Prostate Cancer support group and the Ostomy support group. I think others may have thoughts to share with you. I'm tagging @katydid77 @jshollett @hodagwi to see if they have thoughts to add.

You said that you are seeing a urinary physician. I assume this doctor is a urologist, which is the specialist I would've recommended for your situation. You may also wish to speak with an ostomy nurse.

James, am I understanding correctly that you currently have a stoma (opening) in place but you are not using it to pass urine. Is that correct? My understanding is that once you have a urostomy as your doctor suggests, you pass urine through an opening (stoma) into a bag that you wear at all times to catch the urine as it leaves your body. That would be a good question to confirm with your doctor.

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I had a stoma since 2005 and pass urine through it into a bag that i wear all the time, my urinary physician wants to cauterize the opening between my penis and my peritoneal cavity, if he does this, i presume the fluid in my peritoneal cavity will build up, my GP said if that be the case it would have to be extracted with a needle and syringe often. my GP could not make any suggestions on who to see.