Bladder control or urinary incontinence after prostate surgery is very common. Fortunately after a matter of weeks, the majority of patients’ issues resolve naturally. Dr. Jerry Blaivas, explains ways to deal with the issue during those weeks and what to do if the symptoms do not subside.
In this video, Dr. Blaivas explains diagnosis, treatment, and other ways to deal with the common problem of urinary incontinence in prostate cancer patients. Urinary incontinence after prostate cancer is usually based on the sphincter muscle not working properly.
Chris Chapple interviews Jerry Blaivas for ICS TV directly after the Norman Zinner OAB Debate at ICS 2012 in Beijing.
Dr. Blaivas explains that rushing to the bathroom and having a hard time going is the common problem of an overactive bladder, which is linked to the symptom of urgency. Reasons for this may include having a hypersensitive bladder, or an involuntary contraction bladder.
Dr. Blaivas explains that getting up in the middle of the night to urinate is called nocturia. Reasons for nocturia include the bladder not holding enough to allow the patient to sleep through the night, and the patient’s kidney potentially making more urine than the bladder can hold.
Although unsure as to what exactly inspired him to become a physician, Dr. Blaivas is a very passionate person who enjoys everything he does. The notion that he is helping people and has the opportunity to do so everyday, keeps him going.
|How to Communicate Bladder Prostate Problems To Your DoctorCommunication is key is communicating and treating bladder and prostate problems. Dr. Jerry Blaivas recommends keeping a journal or diary documenting your issues so when in the doctor’s office you can come prepared with answers to questions they may have.|
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