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Continence Issues

Posted 13 May 2021 at 14:01

I had a radical prostatectomy in September 2018 and was almost completely dry for about three months following catheter removal. However, I then began to suffer fairly minor leakage which has continued to the present time. I'm waiting for an appointment at Guy's to see whether a surgical option would be practical to help alleviate this. 

My biggest problem though is that I have urine trickling down my legs persistently throughout the day and this makes me quite anxious, worrying particularly about odour. I've tried every style and size of underwear together with every grade of pad, and most recently (new born) baby nappies. I've attempted to use the pads in slightly different positions, but there's a limit to the adjustability of the things!  Whatever I try, the problem persists.

I've asked Consultants, specialist nurses and a continence physiotherapist for help but none have been able to come up with anything.

I can't believe that I'm the only person to experience this and would be grateful for any helpful suggestions.

Posted 13 May 2021 at 16:54
good Lord! Have you tried Conveen sheaths? What about the clip-stop?
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

Posted 14 May 2021 at 10:08
Thanks Lyn.

I haven't tried conveen sheaths; my leakage is low volume and, up to now, that solution seems a bit 'over the top'. However, in the absence of any solution to my issues with using pads, I may explore that possibility.

I've been reluctant to try the clip-stop gadgets as I've seen so much negative comment about their use. I'd certainly be interested to hear from anybody who has had a positive experience using them.

As I previously said, I can't believe that I'm unique in experiencing problems with using pads and had hoped that somebody might have some experience to share that might help.

Posted 14 May 2021 at 10:17
There are a number of men on here who use - or have tried - both, Trikeboy. Fingers crossed one or more of them pop in to comment!
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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