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What Can I Expect after a Urinary Diversion?

Most people are satisfied with their urinary diversions and are able to return to a normal routine.

Problems with urinary diversions do happen, though, such as:

  • changes in fluid and/or salt levels
  • trouble inserting the tube into the stoma
  • problems with skin growing over the stoma
  • basic problems that might result from an abdominal operation (such as a blocked bowel, or urine or bowel leakage)