What is Male Urinary Incontinence?
Male urinary incontinence is a common but treatable condition where a man has difficulty controlling when they urinate or struggles to fully empty their bladder.
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Male urinary incontinence can occur due to a variety of medical conditions including:
- Prostate Cancer
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Obesity or lack of exercise
- Bowel Surgery
- Old Age
- Chronic coughing
- Slow or weak urine stream
- Interrupted urinary stream
- Feeling of incomplete emptying after voiding
- Frequent urination
- Urgency to urinate
- Inability to make it to the bathroom in time to urinate, leading to incontinence
Because male urinary incontinence is caused by a wide variety of conditions, treatment will likely involve treating the root cause. Options may include:
Your treatment plan will likely include lifestyle changes in addition to medication. Changes may include fluid management, bladder training, and pelvic floor exercises.
Mirabegron and Alpha-blockers like Tamsulosin are two common medications prescribed to help relax bladder muscles.
Depending on the severity of your case, it may be necessary to use a sphincter cuff or sling to prevent urinary incontinence long-term.
How menMD can help
Your physician will discuss the possible causes of urinary incontinence and work to figure out what course of treatment will reduce or eliminate symptoms. menMD will provide treatment progress updates as well as recommendations to ensure your chosen intervention is a success.
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Treatment Options and Aids for Male Incontinence
The good news is – there are plenty of options for treating and coping with incontinence. Dive in and learn which ones might work best for you.
Boston Scientific AMS 800™
Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS)Learn More
Boston Scientific AdVance™ XP Male Sling System
Retrourethral Bladder SlingLearn More
ProtechDry Men’s Underwear
Washable Incontinence UnderwearLearn More
Lunderg Confidence Clamp
Urinary Incontinence ClampLearn More
Dietary SupplementLearn More
Minze Diary Pod
Testing Device and AppLearn More
What about BPH?
Is your incontinence related to BPH? If so, menMD has your options covered.