Are you concerned about male urinary incontinence and looking for an experienced physician that offers effective treatment for male urinary incontinence in the Los Angeles metro area? Dr. Justin Houman can help you as he has helped so many other men overcome urinary incontinence problems.
The main symptom of male urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder. This can occur during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, or lifting heavy objects (stress incontinence), or when there is a sudden and strong urge to urinate that cannot be controlled (urge incontinence). Other symptoms of male urinary incontinence may include:
- Dribbling or leaking urine after urination
- A weak urine stream or difficulty starting urination
- A feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder after urination
- Needing to urinate frequently, often in small amounts
- Waking up multiple times at night to urinate (nocturia)
- Inability to reach the bathroom in time to avoid accidents
- Skin irritation or infections around the genitals and buttocks due to constant exposure to urine
- Emotional and psychological distress due to embarrassment, anxiety, or depression.
The symptoms of male urinary incontinence can range from mild to severe, and can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call our office to schedule your appointment for proper diagnosis and treatment of male urinary incontinence in Los Angeles.
Male urinary incontinence occurs when there is involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Prostate problems: Enlarged prostate or prostate cancer can cause urinary incontinence in men.
- Neurological disorders: Conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injuries can affect the nerves that control bladder function, leading to urinary incontinence.
- Medications: Certain medications can cause urinary incontinence, including diuretics, sedatives, and antidepressants.
- Weak pelvic muscles: Weakness in the muscles that support the bladder and urethra can lead to urinary incontinence.
- Urinary tract infections: Infections in the urinary tract can cause temporary urinary incontinence.
- Chronic coughing: Chronic coughing can cause stress urinary incontinence, where small amounts of urine leak out during activities such as coughing, sneezing, or laughing.
- Obesity: Being overweight or obese can put pressure on the bladder and increase the risk of urinary incontinence.
What are my treatment options?
Treatment options for male urinary incontinence depend on the underlying cause and may include medication, lifestyle changes, pelvic muscle exercises, or surgery Dr. Houman will evaluate your particular case and provide a proper diagnosis and effective treatment plan for men experiencing urinary incontinence in Los Angeles.
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The treatment for male urinary incontinence depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Here are some common treatment options:
- Lifestyle modifications: Making certain changes in lifestyle can often help manage urinary incontinence. This may include reducing fluid intake, avoiding bladder irritants such as caffeine and alcohol, and establishing a regular toileting schedule.
- Pelvic floor exercises: Pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises, can help strengthen the muscles that support the bladder and urethra, improving urinary control. A healthcare provider or a pelvic floor physical therapist can provide guidance on how to properly perform these exercises.
- Medications: Medications may be prescribed to manage male urinary incontinence, depending on the underlying cause. For example, alpha-blockers may be used to relax the muscles around the prostate and improve urine flow, or anticholinergics may be prescribed to reduce overactive bladder symptoms.
- Medical devices: There are several medical devices that can be used to manage male urinary incontinence. For example, a penile clamp or compression device can be worn around the penis to prevent urine leakage. External collection devices such as condom catheters or urinary pouches may also be used.
- Behavioral therapies: Behavioral therapies, such as bladder training and biofeedback, can help improve bladder control and reduce urinary incontinence episodes. These therapies involve training the bladder to hold urine for longer periods of time and learning to recognize and control the muscles involved in urination.
- Invasive procedures: In some cases, surgical interventions may be necessary to treat male urinary incontinence. For example, procedures such as a male sling surgery, artificial urinary sphincter implantation, or prostate surgery may be recommended depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition.
Dr. Houman will determine the appropriate treatment for your male urinary incontinence. Dr. Houman will consider your individual’s specific condition, overall health, and preferences. It is important to seek professional medical advice for proper diagnosis and management of male urinary incontinence.
Please call our Los Angeles office today to schedule your initial appointment and put your urinary incontinence worries behind you!
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Dr. Justin Houman is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Urologist and Men’s Health specialist whose mission is to enhance men’s quality of life by improving their sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Houman’s focus is on making a difference in people’s lives through state-of-the-art, compassionate, and personally tailored care.
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