Male Urinary Incontinence

At Andrology Barcelona, we focus on helping men with urinary incontinence. We offer a range of treatments tailored to your specific needs and the underlying cause of your condition

¿What is male urinary incontinence?

Male urinary incontinence, or incontinence in men, refers to any involuntary loss of urine. It can vary from mild dribbling to the inability to fully control the bladder. It’s important to understand that incontinence isn’t a normal part of aging, and there are various treatment options available to improve quality of life.

At Andrology Barcelona, we specialize in tailoring solutions to enhance our patients’ quality of life. Led by Dr. Lluis Peri, a renowned urologist in Barcelona, we offer expertise in treating male incontinence.

Imagen de un hombre con las manos cruzadas en la zona abdominal debido a la incontinencia urinaria.

What are the causes of urinary incontinence in men?

Urinary incontinence in men can have various causes, and it’s crucial to understand them to effectively address this condition.

Some possible causes of incontinence include:

Prostate Problems: Enlargement of the prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a common cause of incontinence in men. Additionally, prostate-related surgeries such as prostatectomy can affect bladder function.

Nerve Damage: Injuries to the nerves controlling the bladder, whether from surgeries, trauma, or medical conditions like diabetes, can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate urine storage and emptying.

Previous Urological Surgery: Some urological surgeries aimed at correcting incontinence or treating prostate problems can result in alterations to the muscles and nerves involved in bladder control.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Issues: Weakness in the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and rectum, can occur due to aging, obesity, or genetic factors, contributing to incontinence.

Urinary Sphincter Dysfunction: The urinary sphincter is crucial for maintaining continence. Any dysfunction of the urinary sphincter can cause involuntary urine leakage when abdominal pressure rises.

Soluciones o Tratamientos para la incontinencia urinaria en los hombres

Physical Therapy or Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Specific exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles can improve bladder control.

Medications

Some medications can help reduce symptoms, especially in cases of urge incontinence.

Containment Devices

Using devices such as guards or external catheters to manage incontinence in men with mild leakage.

Suburethral Mesh or Slings

Suburethral slings are fixed devices placed under the urethra to improve continence in patients experiencing mild stress incontinence.

Artificial Urinary Sphincter

It is a medical device that allows for the closure of the urethra and can be activated and deactivated according to the patient's needs. It is indicated for patients with severe stress incontinence.

Physician Specializing in Male Urinary Incontinence