Hello; I am a 23 year PC survivor diagnosed at age 52. I had a radical prostatectomy, followed by 35 treatments of radiation a year later and underwent a orchiectomy a year later. Since that time I have been cancer free. For approx. 20 years my incontinence was relatively minor (1 pad per day) Since then it has gotten progressively worse to the point where I had virtually no control. 18 months ago my Urologist suggested I have an Artificial Urinary Sphincter installed. It has been a God Send and I would recommend it to anyone who is sick and tired of being wet! The procedure is relatively simple with only minor surgery and only required a one night stay in hospital (could be out-patient) and works basically like a hose clamp on your urethra attached to a on-off button in your scrotum. (I know, sounds tricky, but it works GREAT! Again, I would recommend this as a very well tested, easy and successful way to dry pants. By the way, it can be used for both men and women (on-off button placed different)
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