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For how long will I have incontinence after radical prostatectomy?
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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hard to tell
Your age and health partly determine this.
The other factor is how well the surgery went. If your surgeon has done hundreds (preferably 1000s) of cases, you have a good chance to regain your continence within weeks to a few months.

In brief: Hard to tell
Your age and health partly determine this.
The other factor is how well the surgery went. If your surgeon has done hundreds (preferably 1000s) of cases, you have a good chance to regain your continence within weeks to a few months.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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Dr. Michael Yu
Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It varies
Depending on the procedure, incontinence is normal and usually lasts from a month or so, up to a year in most cases.
By that point most men will have regained most of their sphincter function. Permanent incontinence can be a long term issue with prostatectomy, so ask your urologist about his continence rates compared to the national average.

In brief: It varies
Depending on the procedure, incontinence is normal and usually lasts from a month or so, up to a year in most cases.
By that point most men will have regained most of their sphincter function. Permanent incontinence can be a long term issue with prostatectomy, so ask your urologist about his continence rates compared to the national average.
Dr. Michael Yu
Dr. Michael Yu
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