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Post Prostatectomy

Following partial or full removal or the prostate, due to cancer or other reasons, men commonly experience urinary leaking.  It may be either stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or both.  While the prostate is not part of the pelvic floor muscle group, it is a gland that sits close to the base of the urethral opening and close to the muscles so when removed, the muscles may not be able to contract as strongly as they were previously able to.  This, and changes in bladder habits following surgery and possible post-surgical catheterization, may cause urinary leaking.