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Does prostate surgery always cause urinary incontinence?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Dr. Andrew McCullough
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Dr. Neil Baum
Many men who have complete removal of their prostate gland for prostate cancer will have mild incontinence after the catheter, or tube in the bladder, is removed. Doing Kegel exercises before and after surgery will often decrease the time a man has post-operative incontinence. Remember a Kegel a day keeps the doctor away1
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Depending on the type of prostate surgery performed, urianry incontinence and erectile dysfucntion can be side effects.
Geberally, this is much more pronounced in radial surgery for prostate cancer than for surgery for benign disease. Urinary incontinence may be present but the degree of incontinence is variable. This can range to no leakage at all to complete incontinence.

In brief: No

Depending on the type of prostate surgery performed, urianry incontinence and erectile dysfucntion can be side effects.
Geberally, this is much more pronounced in radial surgery for prostate cancer than for surgery for benign disease. Urinary incontinence may be present but the degree of incontinence is variable. This can range to no leakage at all to complete incontinence.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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