Inkontinenz nach einer Prostata-OP

Incontinence after prostate surgery

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In today’s article we deal with the topic: Incontinence after prostate surgery

Incontinence after prostate surgery

If the prostate has to be surgically removed, many men suffer from urinary incontinence, at least temporarily. After a while, the symptoms usually improve. You can do it yourself!

Prostate surgery is a common procedure in men over 50 years of age.

In many cases, temporary or permanent incontinence, i.e. involuntary loss of urine, occurs after the operation.

In this blog post you will learn:

  • Why incontinence can occur after prostate surgery
  • What types of incontinence are there
  • How common is incontinence after prostate surgery
  • What you can do to avoid incontinence after prostate surgery
  • What treatment options are available for incontinence after prostate surgery

Why incontinence can occur after prostate surgery:

Prostate surgery involves removing all or part of the prostate gland, which can damage the nerves and muscles that control the bladder and urethra.

This can lead to incontinence because the bladder can no longer be closed properly.

What types of incontinence are there:

There are several types of incontinence that can occur after prostate surgery:

  • Stress incontinence: This type of incontinence occurs when urine is lost during physical exertion such as coughing, sneezing or laughing.
  • Urge incontinence: This type of incontinence is characterized by a sudden, strong urge to urinate, which may be followed by involuntary loss of urine.
  • Overflow incontinence: This type of incontinence occurs when the bladder can no longer empty completely and uncontrolled overflow occurs.
  • Mixed incontinence: This type of incontinence is a combination of different forms of incontinence.

How common is incontinence after prostate surgery:

The frequency of incontinence after prostate surgery depends on several factors, such as the age of the patient, the size of the prostate and the type of procedure.

In general, the rate of incontinence after prostate surgery is 5 to 30%.

What you can do to avoid incontinence after prostate surgery:

There are some things you can do to reduce the risk of incontinence after prostate surgery:

  • Before surgery, talk to your doctor about the risk of incontinence.
  • Find out about the different treatment options.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions carefully after surgery.
  • Train your pelvic floor muscles.
  • Avoid being overweight.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks.

What treatment options are available for incontinence after prostate surgery:

Treatment for incontinence after prostate surgery depends on the type and severity of incontinence. Talk to your doctor about your incontinence so he or she can recommend the best possible treatment.

Possible treatment methods are:

  • Pelvic floor exercises: Pelvic floor exercises can strengthen the muscles that control the bladder and urethra.
  • Medications: There are various medications that can relieve the symptoms of incontinence.
  • Injections: In some cases, botulinum toxin injections into the bladder can help relieve the symptoms of incontinence.
  • Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct incontinence.

Incontinence after prostate surgery can be a major burden.

However, it is important to know that you are not alone and that there are various treatment options available.

Talk to your doctor about your incontinence so he or she can recommend the best possible treatment.

I hope this article has helped you.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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