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Best option for Incontinence treatment - Sling or Artificial sphincter????

Posted 29 May 2018 at 14:54

Meeting a Urologist tomorrow to opt for incontinence treatment ie. sling or valve!!  Cannot decide which will be best for me?

18 monthe since Prostatectomy and still with the disease and incontinent, hence a tad "pissed off".

Posted 29 May 2018 at 18:09
Hello williefergie and welcome to the site

We do have a few people on here with the information which may be helpful to you and hopefully one of them will be along to give you their take on it

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
Posted 29 May 2018 at 21:00


Tony PW had the sling fitted before the AUS, search for "AUS" his first post does give some details of the declining effectiveness of the sling. Of course things move on in the medical field.

Thanks Chris

Posted 29 May 2018 at 21:17
The issue with the sling is that it is not adjustable once installed (or at least, mine wasn't) so depends on the tension being set correctly Also it is aimed at light to medium incontinence - I thought mine was, but obviously not.... However, I can't help you to decide which is best, that is between you and your consultant!!

TURP then LRP in 2009/2010. Lots of leakage but PSA < 0.1 AMS-800 Artificial Sphincter activated 2015.

Posted 03 Jan 2020 at 17:44
I had a sling fitted last year and it is adjustable. It's called ATOMS and there is a small reservoir in the scrotum which is adjusted by water injections until you are "dry".
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