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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

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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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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Following resection of the prostate surgery, is it normal to have temporary incontinence, what to do?

Following resection of the prostate surgery, is it normal to have temporary incontinence, what to do?

Should be very temp.: Continence should return soon. Suggest you see another urologist if incontinence continues. 44-years-of-age is very young to need a resection of prostate if you are the patient. Persistent incontinence could signify damage to your urethral sphincter. There are medical therapies which might help also surgical procedures including artificial urinary sphincter implantation if incontinence permanent. ...Read more

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If I have incontinence due to prostate surgery how should I measure the extent for my doctor?

If I have incontinence due to prostate surgery how should I measure the extent for my doctor?

A few ways...: Quantifying leakage is valuable to the urologist seeking to manage incontinence, but it is difficult to do. Some provide the doctor with a 'pad count', or simply the number of pads used per day. A more accurate way is by pad weight. To do this, place used pads in a plastic bag (i.e. Ziploc) & weigh it. Then subtract the weight of the bag and the same number of dry pads. Add up the weights daily. ...Read more

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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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What should I not drink while experiencing urinary incontinence due to Prostate surgery?

What should I not drink while experiencing urinary incontinence due to Prostate surgery?

Avoid irritants: While I don"t believe there are any specific recommendations, prudent advice would be to avoid those substances known to be bladder irritants. Irritating liquids include coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, alcohol, citrus & cranberry juices. Spicy foods, tomatoes & tomato products, chocolate, processed meats and fish, soy products, aged cheeses, some condiments and nuts may also be irritants. ...Read more

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Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

See remark: There are bladder slings that help in male incontinence following prostate surgery...but the results are not as good as when placing slings in female incontinence ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more