Bladder Problems

Waterworks problems, though frequently related to prostate enlargement, are not universally so. Other common conditions such as diabetes and overactive bladder need to be distinguished from issues related to the prostate. Similarly, a range of commonly taken prescribed medications can impact on bladder function.

What causes urinary incontinence in men ?

In general terms, incontinence (the involuntary loss of urine) can be related to a variety of disorders which affect the bladder muscle or the sphincter muscle which acts as a control valve. Additionally, other medical conditions, prescribed medications and poor mobility can contribute to the problem. Male incontinence is much less common than in women. The following conditions need to be considered:

  • Overactive bladder
  • Diabetes
  • Complication of prostatic disease
  • Neurological disease (e.g. Parkinson’s; Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke)

Complication of previous pelvic or urinary tract surgery