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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?

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

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Can prostate surgery have to result in incontenance?

Can prostate surgery have to result in incontenance?

Unfortunately yes: Presume your question is for someone else, because age 37-years, if ur male, is very young to have prostate surgery. In any case incontinence can be corrected by means of an artificial urinary sphincter if incontinence does not respond to medication. ...Read more

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Why are lawyers advertising on tv about mesh for incontinence surgery?

Why are lawyers advertising on tv about mesh for incontinence surgery?

Seeking clients: Lawyers are constantly trolling the public for clients to add to lawsuits to increase the pool of money from which they can tap. There is a mesh implant which has had some complications and a few attorneys think they can sue the manufacturer for these. The more clients they have, the richer the rewards. This is not about sympathy - these are lawyers and money is kiing. ...Read more

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Is incontinence permanent after spinal fushion surgery?

Not always: Urine leakage can occur after spinal surgery. The surgeon should be consulted. They may refer to a urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for incontinence surgery for dropped bladder ?

What is the recovery time for incontinence surgery for dropped bladder ?

Depends: It depends on if the surgery is done only to correct incontinence, or if you have repair of prolapse (dropping). Also, it depends on what type of activities you want to do. In general the healing to return to most daily activities is 2-6 weeks. Heavy lifting or strenuous exercise may have to be delayed for several months because it takes the body this long to form scar tissue. ...Read more

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Will surgery for incontinence also tighten vagina?

No: But u can have that surgery done at the same time, if gyn is doing the incontinence surg then the gyn can do the other but the incon. Will be covered by insurance the other one may not be, so u would have to check that out before surgery, if a urologist is doing the incon. Surgery, then u would need a gyn also. ...Read more

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Urge incontinence, does it require surgery or not?

Urge treatment : Urge incontinence is usually treated with pelvic floor muscle exercises, behavioral techniques, physical therapy, or medications. In some cases that have been resistant to these concervative means certain procedures can be performed such as Botox injections into the bladderuscle or implantation of a bladder pacemaker known as interstim. ...Read more

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Incontinence a year after surgery. Should i see a doc?

Incontinence a year after surgery. Should i see a doc?

Yes: Incontinence regardless of surgery should be evaluated by your doc. Some surgical procedures carry risk for incontinence. However, if you develop incontinence related to a surgical procedure, it can still be improved/managed. Okay to get evaluated. Take a friend with you, to help ask questions and record the advice from your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone have success with surgery for stress incontinence?

Anyone have success with surgery for stress incontinence?

You bet: Its an easy and highly successful surgery. If the diagnosis has been confrimed with urodynamics the success rate is in the 90's. ...Read more

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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