Every man’s journey is different, but there are a few common complications and solutions to be aware of.
Urinary incontinence: Men may experience a leakage of urine following surgery. This usually tapers off within a few weeks to months. If it persists beyond six months, additional treatment is available.
Erectile dysfunction (ED): Some men may not regain erectile function for a few months up to a year. If this persists beyond six months, you should contact your physician for treatment options.
Penile rehab: This can help with ED and urinary incontinence after surgery. Your physician will discuss rehab options to get more oxygen to the penis, keep blood vessels healthy, and keep muscles healthy.
In addition to penile rehab, prostate cancer survivors may benefit from additional therapies to address urinary incontinence and ED. Other AHN cancer survivor support services are also available.
Urinary incontinence treatment options. Treatment usually depends on the cause of your problem. Often a combination of treatments is the most effective. Options include:
ED treatment options. Prostate cancer survivors have a number of options for
treating ED, including: