Male Incontinence: What Are The Causes?

Tue, Apr 14, 20

Prostate problems, and a wide range of underlying medical conditions can cause urinary incontinence in men.

A common mindset in men is that it is an embarrassing problem, which they can’t talk about, and nothing can be done.

This is a common misconception, as incontinence is a common medical condition, which can be managed with the right help and medical advice.  

Common causes of male incontinence

  • Stress Incontinence, which occurs when outside pressure, such as sneezing, coughing, or laughing; can cause an already weak bladder to leak.
  • Prostate Surgery can sometimes result in short-term urinary incontinence in men. Most men fully recover within 6 to 12 months. Strengthening the pelvic floor is important during this time.  It is important however to seek advice from a specialist or doctor.   
  • Chronic conditions such as birth defects, illness, and mental deterioration, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, which can require ongoing management.


Our advice, provided by our registered nurse, and products, can help you achieve normality, but it is always important to seek advice from your GP if you are concerned.

There are many treatments available from pelvic floor exercise and bladder training, to medications and surgery. 

Correctly identifying the cause of incontinence is crucial to getting the right treatment 
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