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After nearly two years of high level incontinence as the result of a botched (in my opinion) Greenlight Laser procedure, I had an AUS (Artificial Urinary Sphincter) implant in November of 2017, and it has really helped me to regain some normalcy in my life. Before, it was 8 or 10 Depends each day, or condom catheter and bag, with the time consuming process to put it on each morning, and longer time to remove it (too sticky) in the evening.
I am now almost totally dry, although I usually wear a light pad as a precaution. I have gone through some days without the pad with no sign of leakage. I am really thankful that I was able to find a new urologist in central NC who specializes in AUS implants. (The initial Greenlight procedure at the hands of another urologist left me with complex strictures that had to be dealt with before the AUS could be implanted.)
I do have a remaining issue in that the total of 6 surgeries I had over two years left me impotent, something that was never an issue for me. I guess I will have to accept the reality that being dry and impotent is better than being incontinent and impotent. Do the medications for ED really work? If so, should I talk to my urologist or to my GP?
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