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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.
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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.
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