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What causes incontinence in men?
Firstly, it should be noted that there are two main types of incontinence: Urge and stress
Urge incontinence is related to a high pressure bladder wall which develops in response to bladder outlet obstruction. Stress incontinence is as a result of damage to the muscle that squeezes tight to keep us dry. This can occur after operations such as a TURP or Radical prostatectomy
How is it treated?
Urge incontinence is treated with medications which act by decreasing the tone in the bladder wall. Examples include vesicare, Betmiga or Botox. Stress incontinence in many can be managed by performing pelvic floor exercises. In others they may require surgical treatment such as an ADvance sling or artificial urinary sphincter.