What is Urostomy?

Category: Surgeries


A urostomy is a stoma (artificial opening) for the urinary system. A urostomy is made in cases where long-term drainage of urine through the bladder and urethra is not possible, e.g. after extensive surgery or in case of obstruction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0
Neurogenic bladder 2 1
Autonomic neuropathy 1 0
Uterine cancer 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Urostomy

Side effect Patients
Peristomal pyoderma gangrenousum 1


Stopped having Urostomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Urostomy.