- Learn more about incontinence
- How is incontinence treated?
- The link between incontinence and E.D.
- Next Steps
How is incontinence treated?
Proper treatment can help you return to a more natural lifestyle.
- Regain dignity
- Resume intimacy
- Save money on protective garments
The type of incontinence that you are diagnosed with will determine your treatment options. Some options available are:
- Behavioral modification
We will focus on the permanent surgical treatment available for stress incontinence and incontinence as a result of prostate removal.
Once an accurate diagnosis is made by your urologist, it may be determined that the best way to treat your incontinence is to have a bulbourethral sling implanted, such as the Virtue®Male Sling (Coloplast Corp.).
The sling is made of a polypropylene mesh material, which is implanted underneath the bulbous urethra to elevate and apply a gentle compression to prevent urine leakage.
Typically, Virtue is inserted during an out-patient procedure. Individual recovery time may vary, but the average time is 4-6 weeks. During this time, heavy lifting should be avoided. Your physician will discuss your recovery plan in greater detail.
Virtue is a permanent solution. Once the sling is in place, you can enjoy the active lifestyle you had before, playing sports, dancing and just carrying in the groceries without fear of leaking.
Following the placement of a Virtue male sling, it is important to follow the instructions provided by your physician and on the document below to ensure the best outcomes. If you have any questions on the post procedure instructions, please contact your physician for clarification.