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120 Trinity Place
Athens, GA 30607


Phone: (706) 543-2718
Fax: (706) 353-3709

120 Trinity Place
Athens, Georgia 30607

(706) 543-2718

Urinary Incontinence in Men

Millions of men experience difficulty with bladder control and urinary leakage. The good news is that there are effective treatment options available to you. The Urology Clinic has the most advanced techniques available for both the diagnosis and treatment of this condition so that an individualized plan can be made for you.

Causes of Incontinence

The loss of urine is a common symptom and has many possible causes.

  • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • Overactive bladder
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Previous prostate surgery
  • Urinary tract infection or irritation
  • Medications
  • Associated medical problems (such as diabetes or constipation)
  • Limited physical mobility

Evaluation

The evaluation begins with a detailed history and physical examination and may also include the following:

  • Urine culture and sensitivity
  • Urine cytology
  • PSA
  • Urine flow studysidebladderbw
  • Urodynamic testing
  • Cystoscopy

Treatment

Treatment is individualized to each patient, depending on the underlying cause, and often more than one is used to yield the best result.

  • Medications
  • Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS)
  • Urethral bulking agents
  • Male urethral sling
  • Prostate microwave therapy
  • Prostate laser surgery
  • Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP)

Summary

The involuntary loss of urine is a common problem in men and has a variety of causes. The Urology Clinic comprehensively evaluates our patients to determine an individualized plan that will work best for the patient. This plan may entail the use of various medications, the treatment of an obstructing prostate, or placement of a prosthetic device.