LNC Posted January 17, 2012 Share Posted January 17, 2012 I'm trying to get my son into a urologist - unfortunately his urologist/surgeon retired and closed the entire practice. I'm getting his medical records switched to a new practice - but in the meantime no one can answer my question or get us in to see a new urologist urgently. My son had a vesicostomy placed 5 years ago for a degenerative neuro condition that led to acute urinary retention. His vesicostomy stoma has been great and we haven't used a catheter in it for years - drains into a diaper. His urine output is excellent and clear. So, for the last 6 months he has been treated for 6 utis. Each time it grows a different bacteria too. We are using a clean catch method after his shower - no catheter. I wasn't worried until today when we followed up with a urinalysis to make sure the uti from 2 weeks ago was clear. It grew a totally new infection - making 6 utis in 6 months! Why would this start now after so many years of a healthy stoma? Anyone know? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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