Once you have a neo-bladder, pouch, or ileal conduit any of those becomes part of the urinary tract. An untreated infection in any part of the urinary tract can become a kidney infection.
TaG3 + CIS 12/2000. TURB + Mitomycin C (No BCG)
Urethral stricture, urethroplasty 10/2009
CIS 11/2010 treated with BCG. CIS 5/2012 treated with BCG/interferon
T1G3 1/2013. Radical Cystectomy 3/5/2013, No invasive cancer. CIS in right ureter.
Incontinent. AUS implant 2/2014. AUS explant...
I find it very easy to just take my tempature everyday even if I I am feeling well. If you monitor this you may catch something before it gets a chance to get more serious no matter what it might be. Just some sound advice works for me. Joe
I continually get UTIs and have been told it is because of the cathing - no matter how 'clean' I keep the procedure. I'm assuming it is an infection in the urethra in the first instance as that is not removed during an RC.
My Uro takes about 6 months to see...HOWEVER..i can go in anytime any day if i think i have an infection and pee into a cup and get the results by the end of the day......how hard could that be. Does she live a million miles away from her URO?
If she doesn't care about it why does she continually worry you about it as she has no plans to do anything about it?
I wish neo's made one exempt of UTIs, but I get them also. I think I have had 4 in 15 months From experience I have learned it is much easier to treat before the kidneys get effected too. The problem for me is that I no longer get the burningor ususal signs, so by the time I realize it is UTI - it has gotten pretty far. Maybe she is dismissing the idea as the usual signs are not present? God Bless, Holly