Urinary Incontinence in Men (cont.)
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Your symptoms will depend on the type of urinary incontinence you have.
Symptoms of stress incontinence may include loss of urine while:
Symptoms of urge incontinence may include:
Symptoms of overflow incontinence may include:
Urinary incontinence in men is often related to prostate problems. As men age, the prostate gland grows larger, squeezing the urethra and pushing the neck of the bladder out of position. These changes can lead to incontinence. In most cases, incontinence due to prostate enlargement can be cured by medicine or prostate surgery.
But prostate surgery is also a major cause of urinary incontinence in men.
If your incontinence is not related to prostate surgery and it appears suddenly, it will usually clear up after you have received treatment for whatever is causing the incontinence. For example, incontinence related to a urinary tract infection, prostatitis, or constipation will most likely disappear when the infection or condition is cured. For more information, see the topics Urinary Tract Infections and Prostatitis.
For some men, incontinence may have more than one cause.
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