Post Prostate Treatment Issues

Incontinence following prostate
surgery is common

Dealing with an enlarged prostate can be quite painful and it often leads to embarrassment thanks to incontinence. However there are many male incontinence products on the market that will make dealing with this embarrassment easier since you can easily hide your condition with a penile pouch, adult diapers, and other products. Having incontinence before your prostate surgery is one thing but did you know that after the surgery, your struggles with incontinence are likely to get worse? How is this possible? Usually you need to have a catheter inserted for about 2 weeks or longer and this opens up the urethra, which can cause urine to leak once the catheter is removed. Fortunately there are a number of male incontinence products that you can turn to as you focus on training your body to gain control over itself again.

After prostate surgery it is likely that you will be on several medications. These will be used to help reduce the pain you may be feeling along with preventing infections that are associated with surgery. If your prostate was swollen dramatically you may also be on Finasteride which is used to help in reducing inflammation in the prostate.

Incontinence is going to be something that you need to prepare yourself for after the prostate surgery. You need to look into a variety of incontinence supplies that will benefit your life and will make it easier. If you deal with incontinence at night you should use some incontinence bed pads to protect your bedding. Overnight adult diapers can also help as they will capture urine loss.

Track how much urine loss you are dealing with in order to know which incontinence products you need to purchase. You may be fine with thin incontinence pads but for individuals with a lot of urine loss you will need to consider looking into thicker adult diapers and products that can absorb more of the urine.

Watch the video.  How to choose the right incontinence product

Not only do you want to pay attention to the urine loss amount you also need to consider the frequency of your urine loss problems. It is important to change out your incontinence supplies often so they do not cause you to have an infection. Without proper changing of the incontinence supplies or cleaning of the skin, it will lead to a urinary tract infection and may also lead to issues with a skin rash as well.

Urge incontinence is the most common type of incontinence for men that are dealing with prostate issues. This is when you have the urge to urinate without the control of the bladder to stop it. Even if you do not need to urinate, you might feel like you need to urinate all the time. Using penile pouches are great for men that need to travel long distances as your body will release the urine and it will be collected into a bag that you can properly dispose of. It makes it easy to manage for individuals that do not want to wear adult diapers.

Use the internet to your advantage when shopping for incontinence supplies. There is a large variety of supplies that you can choose from compared to buying adult diapers in the store since they usually come in a one size fits all selection and rarely do they come with the absorbency that you need. Do not let incontinence become an embarrassing condition that stops you from enjoying your life. Use the right incontinence supplies so you can maintain your dignity and go out in public without others knowing that you are dealing with incontinence after having prostate surgery or undergoing treatments for prostate cancer.

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