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Loss of Control of Urine in Men

It's important to know if you've had recent surgery, since men can lose bladder control if the bladder, prostate or other part of the urinary tract is damaged during a medical procedure. Radiation therapy can have the same effect.

Have you had recent surgery or a medical procedure that involves the urinary tract? Examples include

  • prostate surgery such as radical prostatectomy or transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP, "roto-rooter" for enlarged prostate)

  • bladder catheterization

  • cystoscopy

  • radiation treatment or radioactive seeds (for prostate cancer).

Yes, I've had recent surgery or another procedure.

Nope, I've had no recent surgery.

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