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Male Incontinence

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What is Male Incontinence

Urinary incontinence in men (male incontinence) is the inability to control the bladder and stop the flow of urine. Although it affects more women, it is a common condition in men and, depending on the cause, can be temporary or permanent.

Male Incontinence


From stress incontinence (when men leak a little when laughing or sneezing) to more serious forms of incontinence where complete loss of bladder control is experienced, London Urology specialises in the treatment of male incontinence.

Some men will experience frequent urges to go pass urine, which is urge incontinence, sometimes known as an overactive bladder.


Sometimes treatment for prostate cancer can cause urinary incontinence. Surgery and radiotherapy can damage the muscles of the valve of the sphincter, which controls urine flow.

Whilst the results of benign and radical prostatectomy procedures are generally excellent, both cut tissue immediately above the sphincter mechanism, and in some patients, the sphincter is injured. Stress incontinence following benign prostatectomy occurs in 1-2%. Following radical surgery mild leakage occurs in 20-40% and more significant incontinence in 10%.


It’s important to determine the type of urinary incontinence that you have, and your symptoms often tell your doctor which type you have. That information will guide treatment decisions.

Your doctor is likely to start with a thorough history and physical exam. You may then be asked to do a simple maneuver that can demonstrate incontinence, such as coughing.

After that, your doctor will likely recommend:

  • Urinalysis: A sample of your urine is checked for signs of infection, traces of blood or other abnormalities.


The male sling is less invasive than other forms of treatment but whilst proving successful, it is a new treatment and does not rule out other forms of treatments.

Made from polypropylene mesh, the male sling is similar to the transvaginal tape used to treat female incontinence and is very effective for patients with mild to moderate incontinence. To reposition the curved part of the male urethra and prevent leakage, the male sling is implanted under general anaesthetic and passed through the urethra with a small incision to the perineum.

Frequently Asked Questions

And most men's urinary incontinence can be reduced significantly or cured altogether. Interestingly, men are quicker than women to seek care once they start having bladder control problems.
Because muscles and nerves must work together to control the bladder, any condition that damages the nerves can create urinary problems. Conditions may include Parkinson's disease, stroke, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and dementia.
If left untreated, UI can lead to sleep loss, depression, anxiety and loss of interest in sex. It might be a good idea to see your doctor if your condition is causing you to: Frequently urinate (8 or more times per day)
Is urinary incontinence really a health problem? The answer is yes. While aging may be a factor, urinary incontinence is not an inevitable part of aging. As shown by this poll, urinary incontinence affects nearly half of women age 50–80.
Urinary incontinence can happen to anyone and the severity varies depending on the age, cause, and type of urinary incontinence. Most cases of urinary incontinence can be cured or controlled with appropriate treatment.
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