Prostate surgery increases the risk of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This is because the prostate surrounds the urethra, helping it to resist the pressure of a full bladder. If your prostate is partially or completely removed this may have an effect on how much pressure the urethra can resist.
There are several treatment options to improve SUI after prostate surgery. The most common treatments are:
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises
- Sling implantation
- Artificial compression devices (balloon insertion)
- Artificial Urinary Sphincter implantation (AUS)