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Posted : November 8, 2006
i had a cystectomy 5 years age now aged 52 can i dive safely
i now wear a bag attached to my side to collect urine because i no longer have a blader,would diving cause any problems with the bag or associated syrgery
Posted : November 8, 2006
Presumably you have some sort of stoma from which the urine drains into the bag? You should be fine to dive as long as the bag and stoma contain no air that cannot be vented. The other considerations would be possible hygiene problems with the site, and overfilling due to the diuresis induced by diving. However I doubt these would cause a problem. If you'd like to discuss further, it's 0207 806 4028 for an appointment.
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
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