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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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How long to recover from green light surgery of the prostate ?

How long to recover from green light surgery of the prostate ?

About. 6 weeks: You are probably referring to radio frequency procedure or laser. Typically the catheter is removed in 48-72 hours. The healing takes place in next 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can masturbating too often (for years on end) cause stress incontinence and/or BPH? I know I have the first one and I suspect the second.

Can masturbating too often (for years on end) cause stress incontinence and/or BPH? I know I have the first one and I suspect the second.

No such relationship: Masturbating is not harmful and has no long term harms like you have listed. If you have problems with urine control you have to look for another cause. if it is bothersome, you should seek advice from a urologist. ...Read more

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Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Here are some...: Kegel exercise may help regain the strength & function of urinary sphincter but not the sole factor for restoring it; age, health, and resultant scar & injury to the sphincter together play an important role in the post-op u-incontinence. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely for individual details timely. ...Read more

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TUMT for benign enlarged prostate had no post erection, incontinence or other side effect. Worked great. Why, then, would a patient want a laser vp?

TUMT for benign enlarged prostate had no post erection, incontinence or other side effect. Worked great. Why, then, would a patient want a laser vp?

Choice: Everyone is different and not one procedure is right for everyone and not every person has the same side effects or complications as others. ...Read more

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I had bladder surgery a week ago. (tape) for stress incontinence . I am now having pain in my groin. Could there be a connection?

I had bladder surgery a week ago. (tape) for stress incontinence . I am now having  pain in my groin. Could there be a connection?

Post op problems: Post operative problems are wide ranging. Okay to talk to your surgery team and ask this question. It is possible they are connected. Be well. ...Read more

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I am facing my 2nd surgery for uterine/bladder prolapse. Is there a greater risk for incontinence this time? And can this happen over and over?

I am facing my 2nd surgery for uterine/bladder prolapse.   Is there a greater risk for incontinence this time?  And can this happen over and over?

Depends: Surgical skill is important, but your underlining condition is a problem. Did you go for 2 nd opinion. What is the success rate of this surgeon with other patients? ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...Read more


Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more