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Pros and cons of each bladder removal option?

My bladder is being removed and I was given 3 options of how I will urinate; bag on the outside, pouch on the inside with a single direction stoma which I will have to cath when ready to empty, or a pouch with a connection to my urethra so I can urinate through the penis.

I am looking for pros and cons of each and recommendations. Would love to hear from those that have chosen each option.


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  • Sarah Wallin moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi @dcote, wanted to see how things were going. I’m sharing an article that outlines each of the bladder removal options that might be helpful (https://bladdercancer.net/coping/urinary-diversion/). Would be glad to hear where you are in your decision and what you end up deciding.

    -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)

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