I’m experiencing incontinence after a prostatectomy I had three weeks ago and I’m finding it difficult to deal with. Any ideas on how long might it last?
Sorry to bear the bad news, but I had a robotic nerve sparing prostatectomy 7 years ago, did pelvic floor exercises for 6 months, after which my incontinence ceased improving. I have been using pads (now 2 daytime and 1 nighttime) ever since.
The thing is, I cannot find a convincing explanation of why prostatectomy causes incontinence, and why pelvic floor exercises supposedly cure it. If the sphincter muscle is left intact what is the problem? And the sphincter muscle doesn’t seem to be part of the pelvic floor. So what is going on?
I am afraid you will just have to get used to it.