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incontinence after radical Prostatectomy
transyst posted:
I recently had a radical prostatectomy and was unable to urinate after the catheter was removed. My urologist said that I had scar tissue so he cleaned that out. Now, I drip urine like a faucet that needs a new washer. I have no "stream"; no pressure; and my bladder never fills. I read about incontinence, but none of the descriptions fit my particular symptoms. Has anyone else been through this and what can you tell me? Thanks for any information.
Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
Sorry to hear that. I do, however, always tell patients that it can take up to a year to recover urinary control and that in the first few months all bets are off as to what "normal" bladder function is.

If things don't improve closer to the one year mark you can ask your urologist if urodynamics is appropriate and afterwards there would be a number of surgical and non-surgical options to address the urinary function.

best of luck

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