Male Bladder Conditions
Voiding Symptoms & Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a condition in which there is loss of control in managing the flow of urine from the body. For men, this may be the result of:
- Certain prostate conditions
- Nerve damage
- Overactive bladder
- Weak or damaged bladder muscles
Symptoms may include:
- An inability to prevent leaking urine during exercise or involuntary actions, such as coughing or sneezing
- An overwhelming urge to urinate that often causes urination before getting to a bathroom
What We Treat
At New Jersey Urology (NJU), our highly trained physicians specialize in:
Behavior modification is used to train one’s bladder and sphincter muscles by decreasing fluid intake and by prompting or scheduling voiding.
Pelvic muscle exercises
Also known as Kegel exercises, these exercises commonly are intended to strengthen weak muscles surrounding the bladder.
These tubes are inserted into the urethra to collect urine into an external drainage bag.
Bulking agents such as collagen are injected directly into the urethral lining to firm and bulk up the urethral lining so that the urethra can close more tightly.
There are a number of medications to treat incontinence caused by the urge to continually void. For incontinence that is stress related, there are no medications available. For incontinence caused by a combination of both urge and stress, drug therapy may be helpful in treating the urge component.
There are a number of surgical approaches to strengthen, support, elevate and/or restore the urethra and bladder, including slings. There are procedures used to treat hypermobility in which a sling supports the urethra when there is increased abdominal pressure.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, contact NJU today.