Women are more likely to develop urinary incontinence than men, but it also occurs in 11% of men aged 45 to 64 and in 21-32% of those over the age of 65. Dr. Robert Puig and Dr. Daniel Martinez of Urology Specialty Care of Miami have years of experience working with men who struggle with urinary incontinence, developing a customized treatment plan that solves the problem. Don’t continue worrying about incontinence: Call the office in Miami, Florida or book an appointment online to begin treatment and stop urine leakage.
Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control resulting in urine leakage, develops when your brain doesn’t signal the bladder to urinate, when the muscles that control urination don’t function properly, or both.
Men may develop several different types of urinary incontinence, including:
Besides a thorough physical examination, Dr. Puig or Dr. Martinez evaluates how frequently you’re incontinent and the amount of urine leaked. You’ll also be screened for prostate problems, which may include a digital rectal exam.
You’ll undergo a urinalysis, urine culture, and blood tests. Some men may need diagnostic imaging such as ultrasound, or urodynamic testing, which includes several procedures that measure how well your bladder and urethra store and release urine.
Urinary incontinence is treated using various lifestyle changes, exercises, and medical approaches, depending on the underlying cause and severity of your incontinence.
To get help for urinary incontinence, call Urology Specialty Care of Miami or book an appointment online.