The good news is that incontinence can be treated post-surgery. Even if your bladder control doesn’t go back to how it was before, your incontinence can still be helped and managed. Normally, after surgery bladder control returns within several weeks or months although sometimes symptoms can last between 6 to 12 months. Over time, the majority of men eventually regain bladder control to the same level it was prior to surgery.
Doctors are unable to predict how a man’s incontinence will be affected after prostate surgery however, men who are older generally have more incontinence problems than younger men. Incontinence can vary between light dribbles to losing control and doesn’t just affect you physically, but also emotionally and socially. Although incontinence can feel scary and daunting, there are many resources, treatments and products available for men battling this exact issue.