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Is there special underwear for men who leak after prostate surgery?

Is there special underwear for men who leak after prostate surgery?

Garment Guards: As a matter of fact, there are several products available from simple inserts into regular briefs, to an actual disposable garment worn like briefs. It depends on the degree of the problem and your personal preference. You certainly don't have to worry about embarrassing situations with either method and you should obtain and try several types before calling quits since they all fit differently. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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


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Why does my penis feel like it's leaking after prostate surgery?

It may be: Anytime a man has prostate surgery, there is a chance of urinary leakage.This occurs due to damage to the control mechanism (sphincter) that controls urine.This is much more common in radical surgery for prostate cancer but can also occur after a transurethral procedure on the prostate such as laser surgery or a TURP for an enlarged prostate causing urinary problems.See your urologist who operated. ...Read more

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What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?

What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?

Multiple: Robotic or laparoscopic surgery, perineal (under the scrotum), or open surgery are multiple ways to remove the prostate. ...Read more

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Why would a man whose prostate has been removed have to urinate a lot more than before the surgery?

Why would a man whose prostate has been removed have to urinate a lot more than before the surgery?

Bladder neck contrac: After the prostate has been removed, scar tissue can form at the bladder neck making it difficult to empty. Bladder neck contracture. It is also possible that he has difficulty alternatively, he may have some incontinence (esp with coughing, lauging, etc) and may be trying to keep his bladder empty. ...Read more

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Can a man ?Still?Father ?Kids after prostate cancer surgery?

Can a man ?Still?Father ?Kids after prostate cancer surgery?

Prostatectomy: Eliminates the organ that produces seminal fluid (the testis makes the sperm). Nerve sparing can allow for erction and orgasm, but ejaculate and juice are eliminated by gland removal. The testis may make sperm that can be extracted to fertilize in vitro. ...Read more

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Do you get a foley for acl surgery? Can u leave underwear on? How long does surgery take? Typical anethstisa?

Do you get a foley for acl surgery? Can u leave underwear on? How long does surgery take? Typical anethstisa?

Ask your surgeon: most if not all my Acl patients do not get a Foley catheter and I allow them to keep their underware if they want. Surgery is typically about a hour or so. It is done under general anesthesia, nerve block, or spinal anesthesia. Not local anesthesia. You have to drill holes in the bones and local cannot get there. ...Read more

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Just had surgery 5 days ago, the stitches & clear glue looks fine but every day I notice small drops of blood on my underwear. Is that normal?

Just had surgery 5 days ago, the stitches & clear glue looks fine but every day I notice small drops of blood on my underwear. Is that normal?

Probably : It depends on what part of your body the surgery was performed. The "blood" you are seeing may be small pieces of clot. Are you on an anti coagulant? If it continues see your doc. ...Read more

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Can i wear underwear during chest surgery? Since it is nowhere near down there will they allow it?

Can i wear underwear during chest surgery? Since it is nowhere near down there will they allow it?

Chest surgery: It is not a good idea. Usually a urine catheter will be placed prior to surgery. Also, the sterile field prepared for surgery is much wider than the chest incision. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery? And is it ok i take it off for a day?

How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery?  And is it ok i take it off for a day?

Unique question: This is not a normal situation for those of us who work in american medicine. Most hernia surgeries are done laparoscopically and there is little to no post operative pain or problems. I would bet, however, that your surgeon gave you post op instructions that should answer your question. If they did not this is a question to direct to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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