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Managing Urinary Incontinence After Prostatectomy (Part I)

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prostate doc

North Hollywood, CA

#1 Jun 19, 2011
One of the more notorious complications of radical prostatectomy is urinary incontinence. Ranging from a few drops to complete lack of control, leakage of urine after prostatectomy can be a debilitating side effect that has a dramatic impact on quality of life. Reading numerous posts from men on various prostate cancer forums, I got the impression that many men feel that urinary leakage after prostatectomy is inevitable, permanent, and devastating. In reality, the presence, extent, and timing of urinary incontinence is highly variable and, to a significant extent, can be successfully managed. In this post I will explain who should expect to have urinary incontinence after prostatectomy, how long such leakage usually lasts, and how to prevent and treat it.
You can find this post at:
http://myprostatedoc.blogspot.com/2011/06/man...
Hope you find it useful!
Prostate Doc
Myprostatedoc.blogspot.com
Katherine

San Jose, CA

#2 May 4, 2012
These are helpful instructions for men with incontinence. Bladder leaks occurring after a prostate surgery usually go away after a few months. Diet modifications, timely toilet habits, and fluid management often help with this.

http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit.com/

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#4 Dec 20, 2012
Sorry to hear you're uncomfortable. But did you know that surgical meshes were used to treat SUI in women? Unfortunately, the device has caused more harm than good and those who have experienced severe side effects often resorted to filing lawsuits.

Read more here:
http://www.rotlaw.com/transvaginal-placement-...

Since: Jan 13

Scottsdale, AZ

#5 Jan 17, 2013
Urinary problem is common in aging men. Many men feel that urinary leakage after prostatectomy is permanent. But there are supplements which contain beta sitosterol which is helpful to get over the problem.
http://www.zhhyw315.com/what-is-beta-sitoster...
Maggie

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Feb 1, 2013
Urinary incontinence may cause a great impact to a person's physical, as well as emotional health. Although there are treatment options available for incontinence, they may also carry their own distinct risk of side effects. It's best to learn more about various treatment options, especially surgical procedures using pelvic or bladder mesh devices, before going through surgery. There is added information at http://www.bladdermeshlawsuit.us/transvaginal... that could be a great reference to people concerned and interested.
Bea

Paradise Valley, AZ

#7 Feb 3, 2013
Various risk factors hold men and women susceptible to urinary incontinence. Whether it is a mild leak or a bigger loss due to certain activities, it could cause great discomfort and embarrassment. Although there are various treatment options available for UI, patients must be aware of the potential risks that may accompany their benefits, especially surgery involving bladder slings. There is added information at http://www.bladderslingrecall.us about surgical slings and related safety problems.
Bob

Dayton, OH

#8 Feb 12, 2013
One month after having the robotic prostate removal I started a standing 20 minute per day spinning bike program.( Since my Dr. wouldn't agree to let me sit down on the spinning bike for two more months). Within 3 days all my leakage stopped, my stream went from sporadic to full and I stopped wearing pads!I asked a massage specialized and she said I had strengthened muscles around my bladder and urinary system therefore helping my post surgery problems 10 fold. I am now in my 4th week of standing spinning and I feel like a new person. I only urinate 2 times a night instead of 5-6.
Ron

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Jun 18, 2013
Bob wrote:
One month after having the robotic prostate removal I started a standing 20 minute per day spinning bike program.( Since my Dr. wouldn't agree to let me sit down on the spinning bike for two more months). Within 3 days all my leakage stopped, my stream went from sporadic to full and I stopped wearing pads!I asked a massage specialized and she said I had strengthened muscles around my bladder and urinary system therefore helping my post surgery problems 10 fold. I am now in my 4th week of standing spinning and I feel like a new person. I only urinate 2 times a night instead of 5-6.
This is very interesting, first time I have read anything about that type of exercise for pelvic muscle strenghtening other than Keagles.
My surgery was April 19,2013 and my catheter was in almost 4 weeks, thought there was a leak in the reconnection, doing 30-40 Keagles 3-4 times a day and still leaking at a rate of 5-6 pads a day. I can empty my bladder, do keagles over the bowl and get drips on almost every keagle.
Ron

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Jun 18, 2013
This is very interesting, first time I have read anything about that type of exercise for pelvic muscle strenghtening other than Keagles.
My surgery was April 19,2013 and my catheter was in almost 4 weeks, thought there was a leak in the reconnection, doing 30-40 Keagles 3-4 times a day and still leaking at a rate of 5-6 pads a day. I can empty my bladder, do keagles over the bowl and get drips on almost every keagle.
bhadra

Walsall, UK

#11 Jul 12, 2013
the scale of the problem is larger than was previously thought….

watch this video.

MA RAHMAN

Hyderabad, India

#12 Aug 2, 2013
I under went a Prostate gland operation, 20 years back
Since then I am observing some (one or two) drops of urine are coming out
While walking and rarely, during offering salat(Namaaz) also. To avoid the spoiling of clothes
I am using liquid soaking pads to absorb the urine drops. Now my problem
is, I am decided to perform hajj, can I use these pads while wearing Ihram?

Please advice me.
MA RAHMAN

Hyderabad, India

#13 Aug 2, 2013
I under went a Prostate gland operation, 20 years back
Since then I am observing some (one or two) drops of urine are coming out
While walking and rarely, during offering Namaaz also. To avoid the spoiling of clothes
I am using liquid soaking pads to absorb the urine drops. Now my problem
is, I am decided to perform hajj, can I use these pads while wearing Ihram?

Please advice me.
bhadra

Manchester, UK

#15 Sep 2, 2013
A good video about the male sling.

Better Bladders

Winter Haven, FL

#16 Sep 4, 2013
Studies have shown that if you start biofeedback with Electrical stimulation immediately in the postoperative period, the time to resolution is shortened. You can even start pelvic floor rehabilitation, months to years after your surgery with great results and no risks to you.

www.betterbladders.com
Nicolas Laurent

Floresta, Argentina

#19 Nov 12, 2013
Hello,

I wanted to give my testimony about a solution to treat my severe incontinence that has been proposed by my urologist. I have been implanted with the Artificial Urinary Sphincter ZSI 375, it has really improved my life, I can go back now to activities which I was doing before my incontinence (they just told me that riding bicycle was forbidden). After my implantation, I was still incontinent for 2 months because the device was not "activated" then after my full healing they activated the implant. Since then I am continent ! If you want you can look at my testimony on their WebSite. www.zephyr-si.com

Since: Feb 14

Ahmedabad, India

#20 Feb 9, 2014
Hi
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so you can feel free to ask any question

International Patient Desk
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(Monday – Friday 11.00 A.M. to 6.30 P.M. IST)
Buster

Birmingham, UK

#21 Oct 23, 2014
Bob wrote:
One month after having the robotic prostate removal I started a standing 20 minute per day spinning bike program.( Since my Dr. wouldn't agree to let me sit down on the spinning bike for two more months). Within 3 days all my leakage stopped, my stream went from sporadic to full and I stopped wearing pads!I asked a massage specialized and she said I had strengthened muscles around my bladder and urinary system therefore helping my post surgery problems 10 fold. I am now in my 4th week of standing spinning and I feel like a new person. I only urinate 2 times a night instead of 5-6.


Does anybody know what a spinning bike program is??

rob

Oakville, Australia

#22 Apr 30, 2015
Bob wrote:
One month after having the robotic prostate removal I started a standing 20 minute per day spinning bike program.( Since my Dr. wouldn't agree to let me sit down on the spinning bike for two more months). Within 3 days all my leakage stopped, my stream went from sporadic to full and I stopped wearing pads!I asked a massage specialized and she said I had strengthened muscles around my bladder and urinary system therefore helping my post surgery problems 10 fold. I am now in my 4th week of standing spinning and I feel like a new person. I only urinate 2 times a night instead of 5-6.
It would be interesting to know: 1. Your age 2. Type of surgery (LRP, RRP, etc) 3. Extent of surgery (removal of nerve bundles, etc) 4. Intervention (was any helpful intervention done during surgery such as posterior wall reconstruction)

I don't doubt your seeming miracle but the 4 items above are important contributors to recovery as well.

Rob
Mike432

Ipswich, UK

#23 May 3, 2015
I had urinary incontinance for six months after lazer surgery and had to wear pads every day.
However, things improved enough for me to leave off the pads but retrograde ejaculation and semi impotence have been a problem and orgasms were painful.
Although my surgery was six years ago l have had three episodes of prostate bleeding due to taking anti platelet drugs following heart surgery for artery stenting.
A lot of people on this site have had problems after surgery but l feel so unlucky to have had this bleeding which is always followed by a stay in hospital with an irrigation catheter fitted for a few days to clear the bleeding of the prostate ,not a pleasant experience.
I now believe that l have been extremely unlucky as l have not heard of anyone else suffering from this post surgery problem after surgery six years on.
If anyone has had a similar experience l would be so grateful to hear from you as right now l feel that l am the only one that has had such a bad outcome and to add insult to injury the last time l went into hospital with prostate bleeding (February 2015) l came out of hospital with a pulmonary embolism and told no further outpatients appointments required so no end to this problem in sight.

Right now I feel very let. down by the hospital and would be grateful for some support.
williedynomite

Westland, MI

#24 Jan 21, 2017
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