A urinary conduit is a surgically created pathway that allows urine to exit the body. A urinary conduit doesn't store urine. After surgery, you need to wear a pouching system all the time to collect urine. Pictured is one example of a pouching system used to collect urine, which drains from an opening in the abdomen (urinary stoma). The wafer acts as a barrier to protect the skin around the stoma from exposure to urine. A urine collection bag connects to the wafer.