Stress incontinence

incontinence after surgery

Complete removal of the prostate offers men the strongest cure from prostate cancer. However, over half of men having prostate surgery experience incontinence after surgery as a side effect of having their prostate removed. The good news is that there are new techniques and surgical procedures which can minimize the problem. Furthermore, for most men, urinary incontinence after surgery lessens or completely stops in 6 to 18 months.

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Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is the most common form of urinary incontinence and occurs when an individual has unintentional leakage of urine, usually after an activity that presses on the bladder. Because stress incontinence can occur after simply lifting something heavy, coughing, sneezing, exercising or even having sexual activity, this common medical condition can severely impact a patient's life and mental health.

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stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is a medical condition causing individuals to leak urine involuntarily when they do ordinary daily activities like coughing, standing up, lifting, sneezing, or exercising. Any motion that increases pressure on the bladder can cause involuntary urine loss, especially if the bladder is full. However, unlike urinary incontinence caused by an overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence occurs without having an urge to urinate, or having an overly full feeling.

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