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The inability to control your bladder (also known as incontinence) is more common than you think. Urinary incontinence (UI) affects 3x more women, but as much as 11% of men in the United States also live with the condition. Due to the embarrassing nature of UI, about half of men with the condition do not seek help, which means this percentage is likely much higher. In some cases, male incontinence causes small leaks or frequent dribbling of urine. In more severe cases, men may experience a full release of urine.

3 Types of Male Urinary Incontinence (UI)

  • Stress UI: Urine leaks from coughing, laughing, sneezing, or lifting heavy objects
  • Urge UI: Intense and sudden urges to urinate followed by an involuntary release of urine
  • Mixed UI: A combination of both stress and urge UI symptoms.

Living with male incontinence affects more than just physical health. Men often feel shameful or develop depression. They may avoid social situations and live with significant anxiety due to the fear of having an accident in public or at work.

If you or your partner are experiencing symptoms of male incontinence, Dr. Lowe can help.

If you or your partner are experiencing symptoms of male incontinence, Dr. Lowe can help.

Depending on the nature of your condition, male incontinence can be controlled or even cured. But first, you need to obtain a proper diagnosis. At Lowe Urology in Columbus, Ohio, we are sensitive to your feelings and promise to deliver specialized care with the utmost respect and discretion.

Seeing patients at: OhioHealth Urology Physicians, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Bing Cancer Center

What causes male incontinence?

Male incontinence is more common in older men. However, it’s not an inevitable part of the aging process. More likely, an underlying medical condition is to blame, or prior surgery that caused nerve injury.

Common causes of ED include:
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Bladder stones
  • Enlarged bladder or prostate
  • Male stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
  • Spinal cord or nerve injuries
  • Prostate cancer treatments
  • Prostate surgery

How will Dr. Lowe diagnose male incontinence?

The first step in addressing male incontinence is a full patient assessment, including a physical exam and medical history. Dr. Lowe will ask a series of questions, including how much fluid you normally drink and how often you urinate or experience leaks. Next, we recommend a urinalysis and urine culture to rule out infection or prostatitis. If further testing is required, Dr. Lowe may suggest an X-ray or ultrasound, or specialized testing, such as a cystoscopy, which involves passing a small camera through the urethra into the bladder.

How will Dr. Lowe treat male incontinence?

Dr. Lowe will develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique condition. The treatment he recommends will depend on a variety of factors, including cause, degree of incontinence, prior surgery, and more. Some cases of male incontinence can be controlled with therapies that retrain the bladder, such as timed urination or pelvic floor exercises (Kegels). Changes in diet and lifestyle or the use of medication can also help reduce incidents. At Lowe Urology in Columbus, Ohio, we offer a range of powerful treatment options for male incontinence, including:

  • Bladder Botox injections
  • Interstim (small electrode) placement
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Periurethral injections
  • Surgery

In some cases, surgery can reverse male incontinence and cure symptoms. The most common surgical procedures include a male sling, artificial urinary sphincter, or urinary diversion. Dr. Lowe is highly-qualified and experienced at performing advanced surgical procedures, and uses the most advanced micro-tools and technologies to correct male incontinence and minimize risks and side effects.

Don’t wait to get the care you need.