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    Recurrent UTIs and fecal transplants

    Has anyone had any luck in ending a recurrent UTI with a fecal transplant?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/woman-recurring-utis-for-48-years/597199/
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    I recall a thread a few years ago where the...

    I recall a thread a few years ago where the poster had a colitis in the stub portion, following antibiotics, that produced diarrhea like symptoms.
    C.diff and UTIs can create a vicous cycle. I've...
  3. Thread: Gas crisis

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    I'm also a c6/7 quad and manage quite easily...

    I'm also a c6/7 quad and manage quite easily (unless lots of diairrhea) with a one piece disposable ostomy pouch.
  4. Thread: Hurting in SC

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    yes sorry to hear this. you've done amazingly...

    yes sorry to hear this. you've done amazingly well. I'm on the downward slide too and not looking forward to it. you are a good role model. thank you
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    Sounds like you got specialized attention. That’s...

    Sounds like you got specialized attention. That’s great it eventually ended for you after all that time, gives me hope.



    Yes c.diff is a beast. Other than my initial injury time this has been...
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    thanks, what is PCR? Have you had to take...

    thanks, what is PCR? Have you had to take antibiotics since the 18 months on vanco. The pain and anxiety are getting to me, keeping me pretty much housebound.
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    Recurrent C.difficile

    A year ago I came down with c.difficile and it keeps recurring with all its horrors including abdominal pain that won?t go away ? a really rough year. One Infectious disease doctor essentially said...
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    Thanks for the tips. I called convatec customer...

    Thanks for the tips.
    I called convatec customer care and they recommend using the two piece setup and attach to an irrigation sleeve. She is sending me samples.
    Sounds similar to what Deadeye...
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    Managing Colonoscopy Prep with Colostomy

    Next week I?m scheduled for my first prep (with pico salex) since my colostomy. An ostomy nurse advised just to use a drainable pouch. I?m thinking about attached some type of hose to the end to...
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    Not since my colostomy, they were too irritating...

    Not since my colostomy, they were too irritating before. maybe via the stoma will be more tolerable.
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    a dulcolax suppository.

    a dulcolax suppository.
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    I've inserted a suppository in my stoma but it...

    I've inserted a suppository in my stoma but it was expelled before melting. An ostomy nurse suggested using a baby soother to hold it in, but I've been reluctant to try that.
  13. Thread: Measles?!

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    I came down with measles about 4 years after my...

    I came down with measles about 4 years after my injury some 40 years ago and ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. I was really sick. Probably would be even worse now. I got the shingles...
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    I had rotator cuff surgery December 4th with 2...

    I had rotator cuff surgery December 4th with 2 tendons repaired. First 4 weeks in a sling and then next 8 weeks with only passive stretching and range of motion. After 12 weeks everything seemed to...
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    Colony count question

    Hi I had a culture test positive for serratia marcescans and e-coli.
    Serratia bacteria count was 10 x 7 CFU/L and
    E-coli 10 x 8 CFU/L.

    The U/A showed negative nitrites and leukocyte...
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    mines about an inch and a half bellow and left of...

    mines about an inch and a half bellow and left of my belly button. I pull my pants up over my belly button now. As a quad i find the one piece disposables the easiest to use.
  17. Thread: Closed System

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    Thank you very much, your knowledge and...

    Thank you very much, your knowledge and willingness to share is much appreciated as is this site.

    in the morning how do you manage cleaning your leg bag with the catheter unplugged from it?
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    since yours is not an actual closed system (I...

    since yours is not an actual closed system (I assume due to the hydrocleanse) do you do you alternate between 2 urocare leg bags then?
    In an earlier post you said you clean the leg bag every morning...
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    Thanks, have you seen the bulking procedure done...

    Thanks, have you seen the bulking procedure done with lasting success in someone with a sphincterotomy.
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    Thanks for the info, saw my family physician...

    Thanks for the info, saw my family physician today and he prescribed Toviaz so I'm hoping it helps. I'm not tolerating this foley well so far, but apparently it can take a while for the bladder to...
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    I've just had an indwelling urethral foley put in...

    I've just had an indwelling urethral foley put in (after 45 years externals) and am having a very uncomfortable time tolerating it - bladder spasms, some bypassing, feels like I need to pee at times....
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    I believe it was 5 days. it was over a weekend so...

    I believe it was 5 days. it was over a weekend so may have extended stay by a day.
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    Should the strait connector, that comes with the...

    Should the strait connector, that comes with the extension tubing, that connects to the catheter be sterile?
  24. I've ordered Hydrocleanse directly from Sonoma...

    I've ordered Hydrocleanse directly from Sonoma Pharmaceuticals and had no problems with customs (other than duty). Maybe I was just lucky!
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    coming up to 2 years.

    coming up to 2 years.
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