Male Stress Urinary Incontinence and Sexual Health
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The purpose of this study if to demonstrate if post-prostatectomy incontinence is a barrier to sexual satisfaction/frequency/desire and if surgical correction of incontinence will improve these aspects of sexual health.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Post-prostatectomy patients at least 6 months after either open radical retropubic prostatectomy or robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy with bothersome stress urinary incontinence will be initially screened with urodynamics, a 24 hour pad test, and a self questionnaire to assess how bothersome their incontinence is.
Adult men age 18-80 who have had an open or laparoscopic radical prostatectomy more than 6 months ago who have bothersome urinary incontinence.
Any significant cardiac or pulmonary co-morbidities that would preclude the patient from another surgical procedure as they would be too high risk for general anesthesia.
They will also be excluded if based on their anatomy or urodynamics, they will most likely not benefit from a surgical incontinence procedure (e.g. poor bladder contractility, bladder neck contracture, etc).