Urinary Incontinence After Prostatectomy Part II: Surgical Options
Posted in the Prostate Cancer Forum
In my last post, I stressed the point that most men will regain continence within 12-18 months after prostatectomy. I emphasized that although men undergoing prostatectomy should be proactive about pelvic floor muscle exercises to regain their continence more quickly, they should also remain patient because the vast majority of men do reach almost complete if not total dryness after prostatectomy. For some men, however, this relief from urinary incontinence never comes. Ten to fifteen percent of men remain significantly wet even years after surgery. For some of these men, this incontinence requires changing diapers several times per day which ruins their quality of life, destroys their self esteem, and limits their ability to take part in beloved pastimes and activities. For these men, more aggressive options are available to limit the leakage of urine. In this post I review the invasive, surgical treatments of urinary incontinence.
Hope you find it useful!
This blog is not a medical practice and cannot provide specific medical advice. This information should never be used to replace or discount the medical advice you receive from your physician
Male slings continue to be a promising treatment for male incontinence following prostatectomy. While most men regain bladder strength in a few months post-operation, sometimes leak episodes continue to be a hassle for some. Luckily, urethral implants work.
also a great article found here http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit.com/updates/wha...
I can only imagine the physical and emotional effects that incontinence may bring to both men and women suffering from this problem. Although sling devices may work for a certain period, I read some articles at bladderslingrecall.us that they may also fail to work some time after surgery causing complications.
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