Male Stress Urinary Incontinence
men have it too.
Although a much more common problem for women, men also can have stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In fact, about 15% of men (5 million in the US) deal with this troublesome condition.
What is incontinence
Stress incontinence is the loss of urine when laughing, coughing, sneezing, or doing strenuous activities. It is usually caused by a weak or damaged urinary sphincter muscle. In men, it is a condition often seen after prostate surgery.
Treating Your Condition
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Male Sling A mesh sling is placed during a surgical procedure via three small incisions and held in place by friction between the sling and the body’s own tissues. The sling supports the urethra and moves it into a more natural position to improve the function of the urinary sphincter muscle.
Artificial Sphincter The artificial urinary sphincter is a proven option for severe incontinence and has a good success rate. It requires a slightly more complicated surgical procedure than the male sling and follow-up studies have shown that there is a small chance (15%) that it could malfunction at 7 years. Repair/replacement may necessitate another operation.
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