The Emotional Toll of Urinary Incontinence in Men
Male Incontinence: Seeing a Doctor
If you're feeling down or depressed about your symptoms, getting emotional
support is crucial. But don't lose sight of a main goal: getting rid of your
The stress or depression you feel has a very distinct cause -- male
incontinence. If you can resolve the incontinence, the depression and anxiety
may disappear overnight.
"Men who get treatment for their incontinence are the happiest patients
we see," says Wright. "They bloom. They're alive again."
Experts agree that, no matter what the cause, the vast majority of male
incontinence cases can be treated successfully. "I tell my patients that I
can guarantee that they will be dry," says Wright. "Sometimes the
solution is simple, and sometimes it's more complex surgery. But there's always
So if you've been making do with male incontinence -- and suffering
emotionally -- it's time to go back to the doctor. Find out what your options
are. Together, you and your doctor should be able to solve this problem for