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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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What are the odds of urinary retention taking bicalutimide right after green light surgery?

What are the odds of urinary retention taking bicalutimide right after green light surgery?

Not related...: Taking Bicalutamide is a part of total medical castration for prostate cancer control and has no negative impact to urination, especially after pvp, so its use and u-retention are not related.

If you wish to know more about prostate cancer, welcome to http://www.Formefirst. Com/freeinfoprostate. Html. ...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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Does prostate surgery always cause urinary incontinence?

Does prostate surgery always cause urinary incontinence?

No: There are of course different type of prostate surgery.
Postate removal for cancer has a severe incontinence rate of 3-5% and a mild to moderate incontinence rate of 10-15%. Both are very treatable in hands of surgeons who treat this often.
Prostate scraping and laser treatments for benign disease rarely lead to incontinenece buts is also very treatable.
Bottom line:it happens and is treatable. ...Read more

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Is there support for people suffering urinary incontinence after prostate surgery?

Is there support for people suffering urinary incontinence after prostate surgery?

Yes: Male slings have been shown to be of great assistance in helping men with certain types of incontinence after prostate surgery. I suggest you talk to the urologist who performed the prostatectomy or find one of the younger robotic trained urologists who might be more aware of new technology to help with incontinence after prostatectomy. ...Read more

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Wife has urinary incontinence, and won't have minor surgery to fix it. What could happen if untreated?

Wife has urinary incontinence, and won't have minor surgery to fix it. What could happen if untreated?

Will remain wet: It's her body. Shame not to have it corrected. Will she at least consult with an url-gynecologist or urologist. Suspension procedures are fairly minor ; done on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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Is bladder sling surgery for incontinence usually outpatient surgery or does it usually require a hospital stay?

Is bladder sling surgery for incontinence usually outpatient surgery or does it usually require a hospital stay?

Here are some...: An eventful bladder sling procedures can be done as outpatients for most cases, but final decision is reached through joint effort between patients & surgeons reflecting the level of professional proficiency, confidence, and patient's expectation and coping ability. Hence, ask and talk with your surgeon as the most reasonable way to gain reasonable answer. ...Read more

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Should pt/pelvic floor training always be tried before doing surgery for grade 2 prolapses and stress incontinence?

Should pt/pelvic floor training always be tried before doing surgery for grade 2 prolapses and stress incontinence?

Not necessarily: Pelvic muscle training using biofeedback and electrical stimulation therapy can be a very effective treatment for incontinence. It is not likely to resolve your prolapse issues but may decrease the symptoms related to prolapse. The final decision to try this treatment should be based on your specific symptoms and a discussion of pros and cons with your surgeon. You may avoid surgery altogether. ...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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A week ago had a tvto (?) Surgery for bladder incontinence I am now starting to experience some vaginal itching and soreness. Suggestions?

A week ago had a tvto (?) Surgery for bladder incontinence I am now starting to experience some vaginal itching and soreness.  Suggestions?

Vaginal itching: Hello. Thank you for this question. Due to the procedure you had and need to prepare the operating area for sterility, you may be experiencing a yeast infection. I recommend contacting your surgeon as he/she will best know what antibiotics and preparation measures were taken before the procedure. A simple single dose medicine called diflucan (fluconazole) may be used to treat. ...Read more

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Do people get fecal incontinence after hemorrhoid surgery?

Do people get fecal incontinence after hemorrhoid surgery?

Hemorrhoid complicat: One of the complications of hemorrhoid surgery is incontinence to feces or gas. This occurs if the muscles of the anal sphincter are excessively stretched or cut during the surgery. The incontinence may be temporary or permanent depending on the type of injury. ...Read more

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Would you recommend having corrective surgery with mesh for bladder stress incontinence?

Would you recommend having corrective surgery with mesh for bladder stress incontinence?

Yes: As long as it was just a mesh sling, and not mesh for lifting up the whole bladder, the fda has stated there are no problems with the small amount of mesh used just for incontinence. ...Read more

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I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back-to-back procedures. What can I expect afterwards. Can you explain the procedures?

I'm having stress incontinence and rectocele repair surgery as back-to-back procedures. What can I expect afterwards. Can you explain the procedures?

Talk to your surgeon: These are questions you should discuss with your surgeon. They are great questions. But you should not have surgery without asking your own surgeon these questions. ...Read more

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