For Men Only: The Prostate & Incontinence

For Men Only: The Prostate & Incontinence

Many men wrestle with urinary incontinence too

My Liberty calls on our community to ensure the men we care about, have access to facts and resources for coping with a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Let's begin by acknowledging that many people think that urinary incontinence is a woman’s issue. It's not.

Any man who is undergoing radiation or surgery to treat prostate cancer should expect to develop some problems with bladder control.

Most of the problems are temporary and many will regain full control of their bladder in time.

There are different types of urinary incontinence and differing degrees of severity. Some men dribble urine, whereas others will experience significant leakage.

My Liberty has you covered

Gentlemen, it’s important to remember that incontinence is not a disease, but rather a symptom of a problem with your urinary tract.

Male urinary incontinence is usually related to a problem with the prostate, like prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostatitis (inflammation).

Loss of urine with a cough, sneeze or laugh is called stress incontinence and is the most common type of urine leakage men experience after prostate surgery.

Image credit: WebMD - Side view of the prostate gland

Image credit: WebMD

The most common type of male incontinence experienced after prostate cancer treatment is stress incontinence. It’s the accidental release of urine due to pressure on the bladder from everyday actions like lifting a heavy object or even coughing.

If your doctor has suggested men's Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, we think Stirling Gravitas from TENA might offer some helpful hints on when and where you can get a few exercises in...

(Watch video: 1 minute, 3 seconds, video credit TENA)

If you are dealing with stress incontinence, consider products known as shields or guards, sometimes called liners or pads:

Light bladder leak protection options

Men's Shields, Guards, Pads or Liners

Guards, Liners and Pads for Men

Men's Shields, Guards, Pads or Liners are available as disposable products.

Guards, Liners and Pads for Men

They are quiet, discreet and comfortable. Ultra-thin and absorbent, men wear them inside their regular underwear. Guards stay in place with a strong adhesive grip.

New from Attends: Guards for Men for Bladder Leak Protection

Attends Guards for Men are a lightweight incontinence product that are ideal for treating light to moderate urinary incontinence in men.

These lightweight, disposable pads are designed with a super absorbent polymer that locks in fluid at the core to provide a completely non-invasive, lightweight user experience. Specifically designed for men with its unique, anatomical form-fitting shape and thin design for comfort and fit.

From Tranquility for Men: Male Guard

Moderate bladder leak protection products

If a guard isn't quite cutting it, consider protective disposable underwear. As with underwear liners, manufacturers have woken up to the need to design products to address biology's different needs.

Men's disposable underwear options

Protective disposible underwear designed for mem

Designed to look and feel like normal underwear, these products offer a discreet but higher level of protection - higher capacity - than underwear guards or shields:

Bladder leak Incontinence Underwear for Men


Check out My Liberty’s Prostate Care Collection

Selected by experts, we've gathered easy solutions to your post-op drip or dribble. We also offer discreet home delivery.

Prostate cancer is the number 1 cancer for men.

Visit Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, for more information or check into the Men's Room at the Canadian Continence Foundation.

In dealing with stress incontinence, lifestyle adjustments that include simple changes in habit, possibly in conjunction with medication, may provide the help you’re looking for.

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