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What are the risks of urinary incontinence surgeries?

What are the risks of urinary  incontinence surgeries?

Also depends: Risk of any surgery depends on age and other health conditions. Older and more health issues, higher the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. With incontinence surgery, specifically, injury to bladder, ureter, bowel and blood vessels. Infection, blood transfusion, though rare. Urine retention, "can't pee". These are a few, the consent form is a full page, small print. ...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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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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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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Wife has urinary incontinence, and won't have minor surgery to fix it..What could happen if untreated?

Will remain wet: It's her body. Shame not to have it corrected. Will she at least consult with a url-gynecologist or urologist. Suspension procedures are fairly minor ; done on an outpatient basis. ...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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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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What are the risks involved with surgery for rectal prolapse? Incontinence?

What are the risks involved with surgery for rectal prolapse? Incontinence?

Several: see below.: Risks of rectal prolapse surgery depend on approach: surgery through the perineum, or bottom, has few risks, but a higher recurrence rate. Abdominal approach has risks common to abdominal surgery (bleeding, infection, wound problems, adhesions etc) but a lower ecurrence rate. Most people note worsened continence after prolapse repair: most improve, but the degree of improvement varies. ...Read more

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What is urinary incontinence?

Urine leak: Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine. There are many forms. It can be a drop or a spurt of urine loss with physical activity, such as cough, jump, lift or even getting up out of chair= stress incontinence. Getting an urge to urinate and leaking before you get to the toilet is known as urge incontinence, a form of overactive bladder (oab). ...Read more

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What exactly causes urinary incontinence?

Many factors: Much of incontinence is related to genetic factors. Other common factors include: weak ligaments & muscles due to pregnancy and childbirth, bladder spasms, urinary tract infection, neurologic damage (spinal cord injury, stroke, ms), diabetes, chronic cough chronic heavy lifting, chronic constipation and obesity. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Leaking Urine (Definition)

Urinary (or bladder) incontinence is when you are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. This is common late in pregnancy when the baby is large and pressing ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more