Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening from the urinary tract.

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  • n. a surgically constructed opening in the urinary tract allowing urine to exit the body; the procedure of making such an opening.

Etymologies

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urine +‎ -stomy

Examples

  • The media have documented a string of monstrous cases in which prosthetic breasts have been exposed and urostomy bags worn by bladder-cancer patients have been disconnected, with humiliating consequences.

    The TSA Is Keeping the Skies Safe

  • "I have been surprised," declares a woman who must wear a bag of urine attached to her abdomen, "at how little most men I have sex with are bothered by my urostomy."

    Latex Conquers All

  • There were representatives of colostomy groups, urostomy groups and ileostomy groups at Bridgend.

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  • I have been surprised at how little most men I have had sex with are bothered by my urostomy in which urine is collected from the bladder in a small bag attached to the abdomen.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • I think they must already accept my disability to some extent before becoming intimate, so perhaps they just see the urostomy as more of the same—part of the disability, which is how I see it.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • The TSA humiliated a former bladder cancer patient for the second time earlier this month when an agent dislodged his urostomy bag, soaking him in...

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  • In one case, a Michigan bladder cancer survivor said that his urostomy bag, which contained urine, spilled during a rough patdown by a TSA agent.

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  • The lieutenant said Avila suddenly removed her urostomy bag and threw it at the three arresting officers, who were splashed with urine.

    KJCT8.com - Local News

  • I'm posting it cause I remember how hard it was when I first received my urostomy, and maybe there will be a suggestion or two that you'll find helpful.

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  • Before starting the enhanced pat-down procedure, a security officer did tell him what they were going to do and how they were going to it, but Sawyer said it wasn't until they asked him to remove his sweatshirt and saw his urostomy bag that they asked any questions about his medical condition.

    Boing Boing

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