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What causes male incontinence?

What causes male incontinence?

Procedures can: In many men the problems develop immediately after surgery, eg. In others they develop in the later years. To know if he has incontinence and what treatments are available, a man should overcome embarassment and tell his primary care provider. A referral to a urologist might be needed also. ...Read more

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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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70yr old female complaint of urinary incontinence and fever..what is treatment?

70yr old female complaint of urinary incontinence and fever..what is treatment?

Depends...: Does she have other medical problems? What are her vital signs? Is she coherent or does she have an altered mental status? Does she have a living will? The urinary overflow may or may not be related to the fever. She could have a FUO or urosepsis from a UTI due to urinary retention. Assuming she is full code, get her to the ER ASAP. She may need catheterization, antibiotics & a full sepsis workup ...Read more

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20 year old male with incontinence. What is the solution?

20 year old male with incontinence. What is the solution?

Need evaluation: A 20 year old male with incontinence needs to be evaluated. This is not a normal finding and a cause needs to be identified and may resolve the leakage. Office tetsts, urinalysis, and blood work should help identify the cause. ...Read more

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Male urinary scar tissue causing incontinence. What is the solution?

Male urinary scar tissue causing incontinence. What is the solution?

Urethral stricture?: Scar tissue within urethra can cause a stricture, which is a narrowing. Urine can be trapped above narrowing after u have finished urinating, this leaks out as incontinence after voiding has been completed.Scarring at bladder neck or urinary sphincter can prevent urethra from closing. Solution:- evaluation by urologist ; may require surgical urethrotomy, reconstruction or artificial sphincter. ...Read more

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What causes male urine incontenence in a 58 yr. Old?

What causes male urine incontenence in a 58 yr. Old?

Many causes: Assuming this is late onset urinary incontinence. Urinary tract infection, enlarged prostate, overflow incontinence from urinary retention, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, spinal problems such a pinched nerve, spinal tumor ; some medications can all cause incontinence. ...Read more

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Any solution for male impotence due diabetes?

Any solution for male impotence due diabetes?

ED: There are many options. Diabetes is a very common cause of erectile dysfunction. See a urologist to discuss options. They range from pills to penile prosthesis surgery. ...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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What causes male urinary problems: frequency, urgency, etc. Treatments?

What causes male urinary problems: frequency, urgency, etc. Treatments?

Broad question: This question is sort of like, 'what does a urologist treat?'. Urinary problems can be cause by enlarged prostates (BPH), prostate cancer, bladder infection, bladder tumor, certain parasites, congenital anomalies of the urinary tract, diabetes insipidus, and many other conditions. Treatments depend on the cause: surgery, certain madications, and dietary habit changes. ...Read more

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63 yrs old with incontinence from prostatectomy any procedures available to relieve ?

63 yrs old with incontinence from prostatectomy any procedures available to relieve ?

Time since Surgery: Stress urinary incontinence (sui) occurs after prostatectomy as a result of three main factors: loss of passive resistance (prostate out), a weak or attenuated sphincter or nerve injury. About 98-99% of men will regain sufficient control by one year; if not, a male sling or artificial sphincter may be considered. If you are not yet 1 year out, be sure to be performing kegel exercises, they help. ...Read more

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Urination problem: can't fully urinate. 58 year old male.?

Urination problem: can't fully urinate. 58 year old male.?

Prostate enlargement: Other causes possible. However, prostate is likely. Need urology evaluation which will include ultrasound plus exam. Over the counter decongestants and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) make it worse. Need to void frequently and not delay voiding? Sometimes, meds is all you need for now. If it gets worse may need a procedure. ...Read more

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Does male masturbation help prostate problems?

Does male masturbation help prostate problems?

May do: Certainly can help to relieve 'prostatic congestion' if present. ...Read more

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Bochdalek hernia 3cm in50yr old female any treatment?

Bochdalek hernia 3cm in50yr old female any treatment?

Depends: These types of congenital diaphragm hernias are commonly seen on abdominal ct scans done for other reasons, and are usually not dangerous, as they have typically been present for many years, cause no symptoms, and only contain a small amount fat so are not at risk to become strangulated. Large hernias are a different story, and may need surgical repair by a experienced general or thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the solutions for people suffering from urinary incontinence?

What are the solutions for people suffering from urinary incontinence?

Many options: Depend on types of incontinence. Stress incontinence (sui) options are pelvic muscle exercise (pelvic floor physical therapy), pessary, medication, radiofrequency and outpatient surgery. Urge incontinence options are behavioral therapy, bladder training, medication, injections of Botox into the bladder muscle and neuromodulation (at the ankle -posterior tibial nerve, or implanted device at sacrum). ...Read more

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63 yr old with ED from prostatectomy any procedures availabe to correct problem?

63 yr old with ED from prostatectomy any procedures availabe to correct problem?

Meds vac or implant: Medication such as viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis are first line of treatment. Then consider a vacuum device otherwise implantation of a testicular prosthesis. Prostheses are placed within the corporal rods of the penis and come either inflatable or semi-rigid. ...Read more

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What are natural remedies for female and male menopause?

What are natural remedies for female and male menopause?

Many: First, male menopause is a myth. It doesn't exist. Second there are a number of proven remedies for symptoms of female menopause. The key is dissecting the wheat from the chaff. In other words, there is a lot of false claims and promotion in menopause remedies. I have written a book called "a woman's guide to hormone health" that outlines many natural, proven remedies. ...Read more

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What are the solution for male pattern baldness in teenage?

What are the solution for male pattern baldness in teenage?

Baldness: This is unusual in a teenager and I would suggest he gets a physical to be sure there is not an endocrine problem with his hormones. ...Read more

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Old men urinating too often..Hollywood script or real?

Old men urinating too often..Hollywood script or real?

Unfortunately, real: Although it's often played for laughs (zoolander and a colorful comment about a tikitorch come to mind), many guys have problems with urination as they get older because their prostate gets bigger. The larger prostate prevents the bladder from emptying completely, so you're always feeling the urge to urinate, even if you can only manage a dribble. Sad but true. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are my options for urinary incontinence surgeries?

What are my options for urinary incontinence surgeries?

Urethral sling: There are several outpatient surgeries that can be done to correct urinary incontinence. The most common is a midurethral sling. There are a variety of techniques and your surgeon likely has one he or she prefers.These can be done through small incisions with minimal recovery. Discuss with your obgyn, urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

Baldness: Male pattern baldness affects many people in the United States. There are many possible solutions but you should see your doctor for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Leaking Urine (Definition)

Whenever a person cannot control the Urine and it leaks out ...Read more