Do I need to see a specialist for urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is a common but treatable problem. If you, like millions of men, are experiencing incontinence it is important to seek medical attention rather than ignore it. You will likely see a specialist, but you may start with a visit to your primary care physician.
Who treats urinary incontinence?
Your primary care physician will assess your condition and talk with you to understand the source of your symptoms. If the problem cannot be treated there you will likely be referred to a urologist. Urologists specialize in the treatment of the urinary tract as well as the reproductive system in men.
Visiting the urologist
Many men suffer with incontinence because they are too embarrassed to talk about it or get help. Urologists understand this common problem and have experience helping men manage or relieve symptoms. Share everything you think can be helpful for treatment during your appointment, even if it seems small or unrelated. The more the doctor understands about your experience the more likely you are to arrive at the most appropriate course of action.
What to expect during your visit to the urologist
Your urologist will work with you to develop a full picture of your symptoms and causes. A physical exam, including a prostate exam, urine sample, health history, current medications, questions about your toileting habits, including frequency and volume, and imaging all help determine why incontinence has become a concern.
Determining next steps
Prostate trouble is the most common cause of incontinence. Other causes include injury, trauma, some medications and chronic illness. Behavior and/or lifestyle changes can provide relief in many cases. For example, your doctor may recommend Kegel exercises or bladder training. You may want to avoid foods, like citrus, that exacerbate incontinence. Recent medical advances have made many more options for managing and treating incontinence available than ever before. Men’s Liberty external catheter is among these options.
Why Men’s Liberty?
Incontinence need not keep you from the activities you enjoyed before your diagnosis. Men’s Liberty offers an easy to use device for peace of mind day and night. Apply in the morning and wear confidently without fear or pop-offs, leaks or accidents. Sleep comfortably all night, too. Our unique design directs urine away from the skin, so it stays dry and protected. That means no worries about rash or odors for 24 hours.
We developed Men’s Liberty to help men regain their dignity and freedom when managing incontinence. You may be able to get Men’s Liberty with little or no out-of-pocket costs with your insurance. Talk with your doctor to see if Men’s Liberty is right for you, then give us a call for fast, discreet delivery.