Spokane Urology: Risk Factors and Types of Male Urinary Incontinence

Men are more likely to experience urinary incontinence due to enlargement of prostate as they age. An enlarged prostate often blocks the flow of urine from the bladder. Whenever you think that your urinary habits are not as regular as it should be, you might want to visit a specialist such as Dr. Rob Golden for your concerns of urinary incontinence in Spokane.

Read on to have an idea of the risk factors and types of urinary incontinence.

Common Risk Factors of Male Urinary Incontinence

Urinary continence in men is commonly attributed to the following:

1. Prostate enlargement

2. Previous pelvic surgeries

3. Neurologic Illnesses

4. Urinary Tract Infection

5. Advanced Age

Types of Urinary Male Continence

While there are several types of urinary incontinence, the outcome is almost always the same –urinary leakage.

1. Urge Incontinence is most common type of incontinence amongst men and women. It is mainly caused by overactivity of the bladder and is often manifested through frequent voiding at day/night, inability to hold back flow of urine, and frequent rushing to the bathroom.

2. Stress Incontinence occurs when the urinary sphincter mechanism is interrupted. This type of incontinence is common amongst men who have undergone urogenital surgeries such as a radical prostatectomy. Exerting extra abdominal pressure such as lifting, laughing, sneezing, coughing, and standing may trigger leakage.

3. Overflow Incontinence happens when the bladder is not completely emptied. With the large volumes of urine left, the bladder ends up leaking.

4. Mixed Incontinence is a combination of stress and overflow incontinence.

To receive the necessary type of testing and the right type of diagnosis for your incontinence, it is always best to visit Dr. Golden in his Spokane clinic for the best individualized treatment plan.

Contact us now for a personal consultation with Dr. Golden. We will help you achieve optimum urologic health through our individualized programs. The intention of the practice is to treat all patients with respect, honor and compassion. Our “job” is to diagnose and offer treatment for all acute and chronic urologic problems in an environment of healing, serving, transforming and compassion.

Call us at (509).921.0099 or fill out this online contact form. We look forward to your visit!

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