Male SUI Treatment

Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Clear Lake and Houston, TX

What is Male Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)?

Urinary incontinence refers to the loss of bladder control or leaking of urine. Male SUI occurs when there is involuntary leakage of urine during activities that put pressure on the bladder, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting heavy objects.

Our urologist, Dr. Travis Green has expertise in treating stress urinary incontinence in men. Schedule an appointment at our urology clinics in Clear Lake and Houston, TX today by calling (281) 957-9658.

How Common is Stress Urinary Incontinence in Men?

Although this condition is more common in women, 25 percent of males can also have stress urinary incontinence.  If you have incontinence, it is usually a long-term condition so it is best to talk to Dr. Green.

Symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence

The main symptom of male SUI is the unintentional leakage of urine during activities that increase abdominal pressure.

Additional symptoms may include:

  • Frequent Urination – A need to urinate more often than usual
  • Urgency – A sudden and compelling need to urinate
  • Incomplete Emptying – A feeling that the bladder has not emptied completely
  • Weak Urinary Stream – Difficulty initiating or maintaining a steady urine flow

Causes of Stress Urinary Incontinence

There are many reasons, causes, and ways that your bladder can lose control. These issues are often related to prostate problems or treatments for them. An enlarged prostate, from either aging or cancer can lead to overactive bladder symptoms or issues with urination.

When you have urinary incontinence, your bladder isn’t holding or releasing urine the way it should.

This can happen because:

  • Your brain doesn’t signal your bladder correctly
  • You have a blockage in your urinary system
  • The muscles around your bladder aren’t working well

If you are leaking urine when you are doing an activity and something puts pressure on your bladder, we can help.

Treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Luckily, incontinence is not just a normal sign of aging that you have to live with. There are many treatment options available to give you the relief you need.

We will start with a physical exam, urine test, or other tests to determine the underlying cause.

We may also offer the following treatment options:

  • Lifestyle changes – Reducing caffeine, carbonation, alcohol, smoking, or other recommendations can help
  • Pelvic Floor Exercises (Kegel exercises) – Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can improve urinary control
  • Bladder Training – Learning to schedule bathroom visits and gradually increasing the time between them
  • Behavioral Techniques – Techniques such as double voiding (urinating twice within a short period) can help reduce residual urine
  • Weight Management – Maintaining a healthy weight can alleviate pressure on the bladder
  • Incontinence Products – The use of absorbent pads or adult diapers can provide temporary relief
  • Medications – Some can help relax the bladder or help shrink an enlarged prostate
  • Surgical Interventions – In severe cases, surgical procedures like the placement of a male sling or artificial urinary sphincter may be considered

Schedule a Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment Appointment in Clear Lake and Houston, TX

Are you struggling with urinary incontinence? Schedule a one-on-one consultation with our expert urologist, Dr. Travis Green by calling (281) 957-9658.