People have questions about prostate surgery, so we’ve written up a question and answer list to urine incontinence questions related to prostate surgery, whether it be for prostate cancer or something else.
Q: Does every prostate surgery cause urine incontinence?
A: Post Surgically a significant number of men will experience urinary incontinence, and or leakage. This is normal after surgery and one should be prepared in advance to deal with this issue. The best way to prepare for the unexpected, is to try something before the surgery, so that one is not working when they are potentially compromised and not feeling well.
Q: I heard one Prostate surgery side-effect is urine incontinence. How
often does that happen and how will I know if it is likely to happen to
A: This happens to some degree with most men after surgery. It is e This is normal and can last up to 6 months, and in some cases be an indefinite problem. It must be noted that any surgical procedure does cause some trauma to this sensitive area, and the healing process must be allowed adequate time.
A recent article supplied the following information :
Urinary incontinence, or the loss of the ability to control urination, is common in men who have had surgery or radiation for prostate cancer. You should prepare for this possibility and understand that, for a while, at least, urinary incontinence may complicate your life.
There are different types of urinary incontinence and differing degrees of severity. Some men dribble urine, whereas others will experience a total leakage. Loss of urine with a cough, sneeze or laugh is called stress incontinence and is the most common type of urine leakage men experience after prostate surgery. On the other hand, the need to frequently urinate with episodes of leakage, called urge incontinence, is the type seen most often after radiation treatment. Doctors continue to improve treatments for prostate cancer to reduce post-surgery and post-radiation incontinence.
The solution and preparation for the possibility of incontinence or leakage is to look at the GeeWhiz IMD for male incontinence. It offers not only a means to collect the urine, but with the silicone gel seal, there is not irritation, or trauma to the penis when applying or removing. In addition, many Physician want their patient to practice controlling and exercising the muscles that control urinating. This is called Kagle Exercise. Many Physicians fell that by wearing a condom catheter the patient will not do the exercises. With the GeeWhiz IMD, and it “quick connect/disconnect” connector, this exercise can be done at the urinal without removing the catheter. It is the only one at this time that offers this feature, and meets the needs of the Physician that want their patient to use the Kagle Exercise.
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