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.
Yes. There are a variety of procedures to alleviate incontinence after a prostatectomy. A thorough evaluation from a urologist is recommended. Kegel exercises, urethral slings, and artificial urinary sphincters can be utilized to eliminate or improve stress urinary incontinence. Prior to surgery, your urologist might recommend some routine tests such as cystoscopy or urodynamics.
Arificial sphincter. Ams artificial urinary sphincter placed around the urethra is the most effective and reliable procedure to control urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy. Device is continually being improved. Coaptite injections around bladder neck or placement of pressure pad might be successful for minor incontince however you would then have to void by valslva (straining).

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For how long will I have incontinence after radical prostatectomy?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...