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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. 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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Describe gender reassignment surgery male to female?

Describe gender reassignment surgery male to female?

Gender reassignment: The surgical procedures by which a person's physical appearance and function of their existing sexual characteristics are altered to resemble that of the other sex. ...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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Sex change operation male to female more successful?

Sex change operation male to female more successful?

Not necessarily: Certainly, male to female is technically easier. However, all sex change patients need to go through a rigorous preoperative physical and psychiatric evaluation by a team of surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. Before being considered for this major surgery. Once they have completed this procedure, the results are generally quite good in either direction. ...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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Stress incontinence. Is tvt operation safe?

Stress incontinence. Is tvt operation safe?

Very: In the hands of an experienced doc go to augs.Org to find a doc you need someone whose done at least 60 of them i've done over 500 and some docs thousands 1/4th of the nurses in our surgery dept have gotten them they can tell u who to see. ...Read more

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Any reconstructive surgery, implants, genetic treatments, to treat male dry orgasm?

Any reconstructive surgery, implants, genetic treatments, to treat male dry orgasm?

Depends: If you are hoping to conceive then it is possibl esometimes to recover sperm from the urine if you are suffering retrograde ejaculation and use this sperm for insemination. If not then you can consider retrieving sperm from the testicle for ivf. If you are just hoping to have fluid come out with orgasm then i suggest you discuss with a urologist as I am a fertility doc. ...Read more

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What is gender change surgery male to female?

What is gender change surgery male to female?

Techniques vary: The urethra is dissected out of the penis and relocated. The glans penis becomes the clitoris to allow for orgasmic response; scrotal tissue is used to construct the labia and a "neo-vagina" is created. There are several extraordinary us surgeons who do this surgery routinely - and the results are astonishingly good! facial feminization surgery is a subspecialty of plastic surgery. Google wpath. ...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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Any new techniques for control of urinary incontinence following radical prostatectomy?

Surgery: If one develops severe urianry incontinence after radical surgery and has failed conservative management and medications, then surgery is the next option. This includes collagen injection to help close the bladder opening or placement a sling underneath the urethra. A fianl measure would be to place an artificial (plastic) sphincter to close the urethral while not urinating. ...Read more

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Incontinence (dribbling) after circumcision--urethral stricture, what to do?

Incontinence (dribbling) after circumcision--urethral stricture, what to do?

Unusual: No reason why U should be incontinent of urine after a circumcision. Surgery does not affect urethra unless circumcision performed grossly incorrectly. Suggest you consult an experienced urologist & not surgeon who performed your operation. ...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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Can rectal prolapse be cured without a surgery. I'm a male 24 years old?

Can rectal prolapse be cured without a surgery. I'm a male 24 years old?

No: The connective tissue fibers that should hold the rectum in place in the pelvis have broken or you would not have prolapse. No other therapy can replace these. There are several different surgical options. An experienced colon and rectal surgeon can review your case and explain the options. ...Read more

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Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

No, not common: You should consult with your surgeon. You might have developed deep venous thrombophlebitis. It could be a serious condition. ...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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Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery?  How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read more

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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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What prostate reduction laser surgery?

What prostate reduction laser surgery?

A procedure.: Holep and greenlight pvp are examples of laser technologies used in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement. When the prostate enlarges to the point of causing intractable symptoms or complications, removal of tissue can be performed in several ways, including laser surgery. Lasers are used to remove excess tissue. Some advantages are potentially less bleeding than the traditional turp. ...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