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bladder control problems in men

Study: Men tolerate stress urinary incontinence for years before seeking medical help

, Calls on men's general practitioners and urologists to perform a standing cough test, in which a patient coughs while the doctor watches for any accidental urine release, as a routine part of their male patients' physicals.

"Our goal is to spread the word that effective and safe treatments exist for men with stress urinary incontinence, but also to facilitate an immediate and accurate diagnosis among stress urinary incontinence patients," said Dr. Joceline Fuchs, Assistant Instructor of Urology and first author of the study.

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) occurs when physical activity or exertion - a cough, heavy lifting, exercise - causes the bladder to leak urine. About 13 million Americans suffer from some degree of incontinence, with women accounting for 85 percent of cases. However, some men who have had prostate cancer treatments involving surgery (prostatectomies) develop the condition.

Even though men are slow to complain, "Male SUI is rare but is known to have significant negative psychosocial and emotional effects and represents a common reason for post-treatment anxiety and depression," said Dr. Allen Morey, Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern and senior author of the study.

men, u really need to give me an answer here.?

would u go out with a girl who has bladder problems, under-control depression, ocd also under control by tablets but has a great personality, full of fun and laughter and great attitude, always smiles no matter how bad she feels but just wants to make


I would. I look past all those thing because it is the person that matters most......those other things you have to deal with made you the person who you were and if you got rid of them you would not be the same...what does not kill you will only make


No, I would not go wioth a girl like that, there are lots of women with nice character. why don't you find another one? She has to do her whole life on tablets! And what about the children? talk to ur doc!


the issued can be corrected with visits to a doctor.. but to answer your question.. I sure would.. it's all about the personality to me.

Does anyone think it's a problem when a man openly admits that he is weak...?

and that he looks for a girl who he can rely on emotionally and is strong? Can a girl really prop a guy's emotions up without getting tired? I'm tired-working in a high stress job, suffer from insomnia, brother is heavily reliant on me to take care


OK, its kinda weak of a man to say he needs someone strong so he can lean on. F**k that. Yes a man does need support to put him back on his feet, call it motivation, but if he just puts no effort to be a man than mama he's a wussy. I dont mean to be mean


Well we know how weak he is...... Wonder how strong he is in other areas that might support your weakness. Let me guess you have none...............


Although this might sound selfish, the bottom line is that you must consider yourself in this issue FIRST. You are already aware of the emotional issues with this man. It seems that you are already aware that you want and need someone more emotionally