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In this segment Dr. Mistry and Donna Lee discuss a topic that resonates with many men who have undergone a prostatectomy, or surgical removal of the prostate gland. Urinary incontinence is often referred to as leakage and can occur for a number of reasons including lifting, sneezing, and coughing. Due to the location of the prostate, treatments to this area can sometimes have an impact on a man's ability to hold and empty urine.
Dr. Mistry shares that immediately after a prostate removal, everyone will experience some form of incontinence. Fortunately, this is typically short-lived and can start to resolve within 2-3 weeks. Many men will find their ability to either "go" or "hold-it" restored within a few months of this procedure.
A smaller percentage of men, about 4-7%, will not recover this ability as quickly and will have a highly bothersome incontinence. Dr. Mistry discusses several treatment options for ongoing urinary incontinence, including sling placement and an implantable silicone device, two procedures that can provide resistance to the urethra and help stop leakage for good.
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Dr. Mistry is a board-certified urologist and has been treating patients in the Austin and Greater Williamson County area since he started his private practice in 2007.
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