How Is Postoperative Urinary Incontinence In Men Treated?

How Is Postoperative Urinary Incontinence In Men Treated?

Stating the importance of treatment modality for postoperative urinary incontinence in men, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kirac, a urologist, explained what is needed to know about the subject.

Urinary incontinence is not very common in men. Postoperative urinary incontinence is a more common picture. Two types of surgery cause urinary incontinence. The first is benign prostate treatment surgery we call TUR and the second is radical prostatectomy surgery performed for prostate cancer. In both surgeries, the reason is usually that the surgery is not performed appropriately. Because the prostate gland is very close to the muscles that allow retention of urine. When these muscles are injured, urinary incontinence can occur. We decide according to the degree of urinary incontinence during treatment.

If Medication Doesn't Work...

Medication is the first treatment to be tried. The gold standard for patients with severe urinary incontinence who do not benefit from medications is to place an artificial sphincter. The artificial sphincter is a mechanism that is placed in the external urinary canal and that the patient can control from the outside, performing the task of the muscles that provide urine retention.

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