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Old 08-12-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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surgery for urinary incontinence?

Has anyone on the board had surgery for urinary incontinence following your prostatectomy? If so, would you recommend it?

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Re: surgery for urinary incontinence?

Which surgery -- a sling or an artificial sphincter?

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Re: surgery for urinary incontinence?

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Which surgery -- a sling or an artificial sphincter?

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Either one.

 
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Re: surgery for urinary incontinence?

I know one guy who had the sling and one who had the sphincter. They were both completely successful -- they use no pads anymore. They tell me the new ones work great. The sling is the less invasive procedure, with only a few days of catheter time afterwards. I know there are different kinds of slings that attach differently. The sphincter has a "button" that is pressed in the scrotal sac, so may be more of a bother than the sling. They both said that sitting was problematic for about a week afterwards, there was little pain, and the recovery wasn't bad at all - much less than their robotic RPs. Installation requires a specialist who knows what he's doing, just like any other surgery.

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