Urology Male incontinence

Male Incontinence

Regain Control Over Male Incontinence

Male incontinence can be a nuisance. But options are available to treat the condition and improve your quality of life.

At Emory Healthcare, our experienced urology team offers you the support you need.

What is Male Incontinence?

Incontinence is when you unintentionally leak urine. There are three main types:

  • Overflow incontinence, not completely emptying your bladder
  • Stress incontinence, when coughing, sneezing or exercising
  • Urge incontinence, strong and uncontrollable urges to urinate

You may have more than one type.

Causes of Male Incontinence

Several issues can cause this condition. Among them:

  • Bladder function, weak bladder muscles or nerve damage
  • Lifestyle factors, smoking or use of alcohol or caffeine
  • Prostate problems, enlarged prostate or prior prostate cancer treatment
  • Urinary tract infections, that can irritate the bladder

The good news is that effective treatments are available.

Diagnosing Male Incontinence

First, your doctor will ask about your medical history and perform a physical exam. They may also take samples of your urine and blood. Sometimes, you may have an ultrasound of your bladder.

You may be asked to keep a bladder diary. Here you will record:

  • Every time you urinate
  • How much urine came out
  • If you leaked
  • What you ate and drank that day

Additional tests show how well your bladder fills and empties. Your doctor will determine if any other tests will help in deciding a treatment path for you.

Urinary incontinence can be improved in a number of ways. Emory Urology offers lifestyle, medication and surgical treatments that can make a meaningful difference.

Male Incontinence Treatments

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications (oral or injectable)
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Surgical implants (sling or artificial urinary sphincter)

Why Choose Emory Healthcare

Emory Urology is among the top programs in the nation. Guided by the latest medical research and education, we provide comprehensive care to treat simple to complex conditions.

Our team is dedicated to discovering new treatment options. They have earned numerous awards in their ongoing efforts to provide you with the best care. Count on Emory Healthcare to meet your urology needs with expertise and respect.

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