My colon was removed in July and an ostomy bag was put in its place.. I'm still adjusting... However, I've been getting UTI's like no ones business. This is my 4th since July! Could it be my stoma thats causing it? I'm VERY clean about
the bathroom process, I'll urinate THEN empty my pouch if needed.. I wash and disinfect my hands like a maniac. Yet here I am, frustrated with another UTI.
Before my surgery, I never had UTI's.. I can't figure this out for the life of me and I'm trying to get as much help as I can with out going to a doctor.. I'm a crohns patient with no insurance.. So, all suggestions are welcome before I go racking up more astronomical bills...
Also ignore my signature.. haha.. I'm not on any meds right now.
Diagnosed with UC in 06 then it was changed to CD in 07
Currently on: 36 mg steroids, Colazal, Remicade.
I've been on: Pentasa, asacol, methotrexate, immuran (I had a bad reaction to it), Enemas.. on and on and on..
I've had flare ups in my stomach but most of my symptoms resemble UC.. so my doc is unsure of what I have or if it's both.. I'm irritated by this fact.myspace.com/kandice789