YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness
Urology Clinic and Medical Spa & General Urology, Urologic Oncology, Robotic and Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery located in Sarasota, FL
Male incontinence can be an embarrassing problem. But incontinence is a symptom of an underlying health issue and can be successfully treated. Expert urologist Jared Wallen, MD, and the team at YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness in Sarasota, Florida, specialize in male incontinence and offer many treatment options to help you regain control over your bladder. To schedule a consultation, call the office or request an appointment using the online booking tool.
Male Incontinence Q & A
What is male incontinence?
Male incontinence means you accidentally leak urine. The amount you leak may be a small dribble or the entire contents of your bladder.
There are many types of incontinence. The types most common in men include:
Overactive bladder (OAB)
OAB causes an unexpected and strong urge to urinate that may make it hard for you to reach the bathroom on time. With OAB, you may find yourself needing to urinate eight or more times during the day.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
Male SUI is usually caused by a damaged or weakened sphincter, which is the muscle that controls the flow of urine from your bladder to your urethra. With SUI, you may leak urine during physical movement or activity, such as coughing or running.
What causes male incontinence?
Male incontinence is a symptom of an underlying health issue. You may develop incontinence from many causes, including:
- Nerve damage that affects the urinary system
- A side effect of prostate surgery
- Overactive or weak bladder muscles
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- A side effect of medication
- Alcohol consumption
In most cases, male incontinence develops from issues related to the prostate.
What happens during a male incontinence consultation?
When you visit YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness for a male incontinence consultation, you can expect a patient-centered examination.
The team takes a holistic approach to care and evaluates your physical, emotional, and mental well-being to fully understand your overall health and wellness needs.
To determine the underlying cause of your male incontinence, your provider may request diagnostic tests such as an ultrasound or MRI, urinalysis, or bloodwork.
How is male incontinence treated?
Your provider at YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness develops individualized treatment plans for male incontinence based on the underlying cause of your condition, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health.
Initially, the team may recommend lifestyle modifications to help you regain control over your bladder. This may include following a bathroom schedule and limiting your liquid intake in the hours before you go to bed.
The urology practice also offers innovative treatments for male incontinence, including penile clamps and internal and external penile catheters.
The preferred devices for male incontinence at YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness include the AMS 800™ urinary control system — an artificial urinary sphincter — and the Advance™ XP Male Sling System, both made by Boston Scientific.
For management of your male incontinence, call YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness or book online today.