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How does a penile clamp help male incontinence?

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A small amount of pressure exerted on the penis can temporarily close off the urethra, stopping any leakage. The part that fits around the penis is soft foam and shouldn't be uncomfortable. These devices aren't right for everyone, so talk to your doctor. Using them too often could cause circulation problems, skin irritation, and strictures. Generally, they're only meant to be used for a couple of hours at a time.

SOURCES:

UrologyHealth.org: "Managing Bladder Dysfunction with Products and Devices."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice-chair of the Department of Urology, University of Kansas.

Newman DK. , 2004. Urology Nursing

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, UC Davis Medical School, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurourology and chief of urology. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 28, 2020

SOURCES:

UrologyHealth.org: "Managing Bladder Dysfunction with Products and Devices."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice-chair of the Department of Urology, University of Kansas.

Newman DK. , 2004. Urology Nursing

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, UC Davis Medical School, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurourology and chief of urology. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 28, 2020

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