Male Incontinence Solutions

33 million people in the United States suffer from bladder control problems. Below is a list of the various types of male Incontinence:

  • Stress incontinence — Leakage occurs with sneezing, coughing, laughing, exercising, lifting heavy things, and other motions that put pressure on the bladder. It is the most common type of incontinence. It can be treated and sometimes cured.
  • Urge incontinence — Sometimes called "overactive bladder." Leakage usually happens after a strong, sudden urge to urinate. The sudden urge may occur when you don't expect it, such as during sleep, after drinking water, or when you hear running water or touch it.
  • Functional incontinence — Leaking because you can't get to a toilet in time. Patients with functional incontinence have mental or physical disabilities that keep them from urinating, although the urinary system itself is normal. Conditions that can lead to functional incontinence include: Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia and severe depression.
  • Overflow incontinence — Leaking urine because the bladder doesn't empty completely. Overflow incontinence is more common in men.
  • Transient incontinence — Leaking urine for a short time due to an illness such as a bladder infection. Leaking stops when the illness is treated.
Male Incontinence

Causes of Incontinence

  • Prostate surgery
  • Other pelvic surgery or trauma
  • Spinal disease
  • Neurologic disease
  • Overactive Bladder

Treatments

Urge Incontinence Treatments
Goal: To improve bladder instability

  • Lifestyle Changes
    • Diet
    • Weight Loss
  • Behavior Modifications
    • Kegel Exercises
    • Bladder Retraining
    • Bio Feedback
  • Medications
    • Anti-Cholinergic
    • Anti-Muscarinic
  • Neural Stimulation
    • PTNS
    • InterStim

Stress Incontinence Treatments
Goal: To provide better support for pelvic muscles and urethra

  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Bulking agents
  • Surgery
  • Minimally invasive procedures

*There is currently no medication available to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

There are different types of surgical sling procedures that are:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Designed to reduce recovery time
  • Effective: Results >90%

Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS)

  • The Gold Standard for treatment of moderate to severe incontinence
  • 60± minute outpatient procedure
  • 92% of patients would have the device placed again
  • 96% of patients would recommend it to a friend
  • Device is placed completely in the body, providing simple, discreet control

Call us today at 425-4548016 (Kirkland) or 425-454-8016 (Bellevue) to schedule an appointment or to talk to a Urologist.

If incontinence interferes with your daily routine or quality of life, seek help promptly. Our experienced board certified urologists can recommend many options and the latest treatments to help you get back to your daily routine worry free.