Urinary Incontinence is defined as involuntary loss of urine. There are several different types of incontinence, however, in men the most common cause occurs after treatment of prostate cancer.
Post prostatectomy and post radiation therapy incontinence can include loss of urine due to a damaged sphincter, or due to damage to the bladder. Occasionally incontinence can result from scar tissue located at the bladder neck. This is called a bladder neck contracture.
Incontinence can have a negative impact on your quality of life. It can limit activities and travel as well as cause social embarrassment.
During your evaluation you will undergo a thorough history and physical exam. You may be asked to fill out questionnaires, as well as undergo evaluation of your bladder function with urodynamics.