Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Incontinence after prostatectomy
avatar
Palitana posted:
I had radical prostate cancer surgery over 2 years ago and am still suffering from incontinence problem. I am 72 yrs ole and have an active life. Is there any hope for curing this problem? Any suggestions? I have been doing kegels and other pelvic floor exercises, do other exercises very regularly.
Reply
 
avatar
billh99 responded:
First talk to your doctor about biofeedback kegel exercises. Some people have a problem identifying the right set of muscles.

And there are some medical treatments. I am not sure of all of the details, but I think that they include injecting a bulking agent and rebuilding the sphincter.
 
avatar
Palitana replied to billh99's response:
Thank you, BillH99. I have gone through physical therapy and received biofeedback results. I will talk to doctor re bulking aagent. Doctor didn't say anything when I last saw him about a year ago. Thanks for suggesting
 
avatar
billh99 replied to Palitana's response:
Here is a reference for all of the different treatments.

http://www.upmccancercenters.com/cancer/prostate/incontinence.html

A google with - treatment incontinence prostatectomy - will find more.


Featuring Experts

Basir Tareen, MD, is a board certified urologist who completed his residency at North Eastern Ohio University followed by a prestigious fellowship in ...More

Helpful Tips

Essiac Tea
In June, 2006 I was DX'd with PCa and formulated my own diet, opting to go the Watchful Waiting route. The diet was replete with herbs, ... More
Was this Helpful?
2 of 3 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Prostate Cancer Center