Male Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is due to an involuntary loss of urine, which varies from occasional leakage to complete lack of control. A cough, a sneeze or even a little laugh is all it takes to trigger it in many people. Urgency, frequency of urination and not getting to the bathroom in time are also symptoms associated with male incontinence. Although common as one gets older, it can occur at any age.  Urinary incontinence is not a disease but rather a symptom of a problem with the urinary tract.

Dr. Fenig understands that male incontinence can often get in the way of everyday life, and is often accompanied by emotional and social problems.  His goal is to help you solve the problem of urinary incontinence so it no longer affects your life.

Dr. Fenig offers comprehensive, advanced and effective treatment options for all types of male incontinence, as well as special neurological causes of urinary problems.

Male urinary incontinence can be categorized into several types, including:

  • Stress urinary incontinence, which may occur after prostate procedures or pelvic surgery, is urinary leakage that occurs with coughing, sneezing, laughing, or physical activity.  Men who have undergone radical prostatectomy or transurethral resection of the prostate often experience this type of urinary incontinence.
  • Urge urinary incontinence is due to severe urges to urinate which cannot be controlled, resulting in involuntary leakage of urine or leaking urine prior to getting to the restroom.
  • Overflow incontinence happens when your bladder does not empty completely, resulting in urine leakage. The leakage is often the result of weak bladder muscles or a blockage in the urethra, often related to an enlarged prostate.  

 

Potential Causes of Stress and Urge Urinary Incontinence in Men

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Urethral, prostate, or other pelvic surgery
  • Weakened external urinary sphincter muscle (especially after prostate surgery or transurethral resection of the prostate)
  • Urethral stricture (scar)
  • Neurologic problems (diabetes, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, etc.)
  • Urethral or prostate cancer

 

Learn more about the evaluation of and treatments for male incontinence.