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    A friend had a similar drainage from a tiny hole...

    A friend had a similar drainage from a tiny hole near his scrotum. It took months before he finally got it diagnosed via an MRI I believe. His turned out to be a fistula and now he's waiting for...
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    my experience with a suppository was as your...

    my experience with a suppository was as your ostomy nurse suggested, the suppository was always pushed out quickly before melting. My ostomy nurse suggested using a baby soother to hold the...
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    I’d thought UTI risks were similar for indwelling...

    I’d thought UTI risks were similar for indwelling urethral catheters and suprapubic catheters too. However according to the Canadian Urological Association it is much higher for urethral catheters. ...
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    Thanks KLD I’m surprised diversion colitis can...

    Thanks KLD I’m surprised diversion colitis can cause my diarrhea. good to know, I was afraid the c.diff was back again.

    The gastroenterologist says reconnecting the colon is the best option but...
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    Diversion Colitis and Diarrhea

    From what I've read on this site most folks experiences are with bloody mucus expelled through the anus along with severe abdominal pain, I'm having the severe abdominal pain along with occasional...
  6. Thread: Anal Plug?

    by beckman
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    how long was the surgery and subsequent recovery?...

    how long was the surgery and subsequent recovery? sounds like it was worth it for you.
  7. Thread: Anal Plug?

    by beckman
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    Did you ever find a way to prevent the SCFA enema...

    Did you ever find a way to prevent the SCFA enema from leaking out and did it resolve your Diversion Colitis?
  8. Injured Bronco wonders why Canada won't fund spinal surgery

    A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it feels good to be home after spending five weeks in Thailand, where he underwent spinal surgery....
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    the one piece just peels off no need to snap onto...

    the one piece just peels off no need to snap onto anything so I find it easy to change it with my limited hand function.

    Yes it can pop off in extreme circumstances. In the last year I've dealt...
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    An ostomy nurse recommended a one-piece closed...

    An ostomy nurse recommended a one-piece closed end disposable for me. As a quad it is the easiest to use. Works great unless I have lots of diarrhea.



    how do you empty your drainable bag and...
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    I had one done in 1973 as that was the treatment...

    I had one done in 1973 as that was the treatment then, at least where I had my rehab. It worked well for 40+ years. I've never had it redone. A year and half ago I went to a urethral foley as I...
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    I use a similar disposable pre-cut closed end...

    I use a similar disposable pre-cut closed end pouch from convatec. I usually change them once or twice each day.

    Yes diarrhea is a big challenge.

    How do you empty the drainable pouch if you...
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    I had a sigmoid loop colostomy via laparoscope...

    I had a sigmoid loop colostomy via laparoscope about 3 years ago. I was in the hospital for 5 days I believe but there was a weekend in there and I had to wait for a bowel movement and the surgeon’s...
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    could you elaborate on this one, I'm not sure...

    could you elaborate on this one, I'm not sure what hospital protocols might mean and what we should do instead. thanks
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    Thanks for the response. You are right I need to...

    Thanks for the response. You are right I need to push myself and get back out there. The longer it goes on the harder to push past the pain and fear - need courage I guess

    The cause of the pain...
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    c.difficile and Anxiety

    A little over a year ago I came down with c.difficile that recurred a number of times. Ever since I?ve had abdominal pain that won?t go away and is sometimes quite severe. I?ve been diagnosed...
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    Here's a link (thanks to annev308) to University...

    Here's a link (thanks to annev308) to University of Michigan urology dept instructions for instillation in indwelling catheters...
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    This urologist references a study. She says you...

    This urologist references a study. She says you don’t have to worry
    https://www.urotoday.com/video-lectures/bladder-health/video/1301-embedded-media2019-05-08-17-09-07.html
    excerpt:
    this is the...
  19. did you find the gentamicin installation worked...

    did you find the gentamicin installation worked better than microcyn/hydrocleanse for you?
  20. UTI risks indwelling urethral catheters vs suprapubic

    I?d thought UTI risks were similar for indwelling urethral catheters and suprapubic catheters. However according to the Canadian Urological Association it is much higher for urethral catheters. ...
  21. Yes that would be ideal, unfortunately SCI...

    Yes that would be ideal, unfortunately SCI knowledgeable specialists seem to be in short supply especially in smaller centres like mine. Thanks for posting the articles, hopefully they will be...
  22. Thats great. I had a recurring ecoli UTI that...

    Thats great. I had a recurring ecoli UTI that Keflex was one of the few antibiotics the bug was sensitive to. The doctor eventually put me on Keflex daily as well. Worked great for a year no UTIs,...
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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...
  25. 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.
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