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A 34-year-old member asked:

How much time do you have to wear pull-ups after a partial prostate resection operation?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Louie
Urology 20 years experience
Usually not long: If you have some post procedural incontinence, then that should heal up after 4-6 weeks. If it lasts longer, then you need to see your urologist again.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

For how long do you have to wear pull-ups after a partial prostate resection operation?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Lin
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Urology 52 years experience
Probably not need...: Removing blocking part of prostate by either TURP (resection) or PVP (laser) would very rarely cause urine leakage requiring the use of pull-ups. Of course, the likelihood to have urine leakage after these procedures is largely related with surgeon's skill. But, it does occur, most of cases will improve and resolve over time. For detail, ask your urologist.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long do you have to wear pull-ups after having a partial prostate resection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
Urology 27 years experience
Do you mean TURP?: If by partial prostate resection you are referring to turp, no pull-ups should be needed at all. Some individuals might have transient urge urinary incontinence which typically resolves with the use of an antimuscarinic medication. Rarely, inadvertent injury to the external urinary sphincter occurs which can result in permanent urinary incontinence, correctable by additional surgery.
Last updated Dec 25, 2014


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