Post-prostatectomy incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine which typically occurs after the surgical removal of the prostate gland. This is a very common side effect of prostatectomy.
Symptoms of Post-prostatectomy incontinence:
- Involuntary leakage of urine can range from a few drops to quite significant amounts.
- Stress incontinence occurs during exertion like lifting, coughing, or sneezing. laughing,
- Increased frequency of urination
- Urgency incontinence which is the sudden intense urge to pass urine.
- Nighttime involuntary urination commonly called bedwetting
Pelvic Physiotherapy for Post-prostatectomy Incontinence
- Pelvic floor exercises like Kegels can help improve the muscle tone and control of pelvic floor muscles
- Biofeedback may also be used to ensure that Kegel exercises correctly and effectively. This also helps increase awareness and control of the pelvic floor muscles
- Lifestyle Modifications and education to provide guidance on healthy bladder habits
- Bladder training to help gradually improve bladder capacity and control
Book an appointment with one of our pelvic health physiotherapist to resolve your incontinence issues and regain your quality of life.