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    Incontinence after prostatectomy
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    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.
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.


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