urine leakage since prostate biopsy

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About two years ago I had a prostate biopsy due to my high PSA levels...biopsy went fine and thankfully came back negative.  BUT ever since I had the biopsy I will occasionally and unexpected leak urine, sometimes when move, bend sneeze and it just happens at times when i am doing nothing, yesterday it was actually enough to leave spot on my pants.  I never had this problem before the biopsy and I am 52 and in good shape.  Anyone else have this problem after biopsy...I've mentioned this to my urologist who does not seemed concerned...He will be concerned at our next appt. after we have a talk.

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    I think it's unlikely that the biopsy is the cause. If you have high PSA levels there is obviously something wrong - has this been diagnosed yet? It's obviously good that cancer has been excluded, but whatever else is going on may be causing your leakage.

    By the way, a spot on the trousers hardly seems a major problem. If you don't want it to show, Tena Men protective shields or similar would help. 

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    Dwight,

    High PSA with no cancer reported from the biopsy indicates prostate enlargement, and that can cause incontinence - urine leakage. I have had this for decades well before I ever had a biopsy, and use a small fold of toilet tissue in my underwear to pad the drops. 

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    Biopsy might have caused it. Anytime someone sticks anything into your uretha, they may cause injury. Injury can cause scar tissues and scar tissues can cause leakage. Hank
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    Thanx for all the advice, the Biopsy showed I had Prostatitis , I also had an MRI done because my PSA levels remained high after multiple regiments of antibiotics...the MRI showed a very small spot.  Basically a 30% chance of cancer or scarring or scaling, fortunately my numbers have started to decline, so I get checked every 6 months now, watch and wait.

    Other than high PSA and slight enlarged prostate I never had any symptoms of prostate problems until after biopsy.

    "By the way, a spot on the trousers hardly seems a major problem"  True an overreaction on my part, but I have my reasons and i will share.

    2nd grade me 6 or 7 years old needed to go to restroom, teacher refused, told me I needed to learn self control.  I held it as long as I could and wet myself, then teacher grudgingly let me go to rest room.  While in restroom trying to clean myself up, to of the schools custodians walked in and laughed at me for wetting my pants...yes this is burned in my brain, to this day I am terrified of not being able to get to a restroom, if I travel with people I dehydrate myself incase they do not stop soon enough, I prefer to travel alone so I can stop when i want to and not rely on others and I know where every clean restroom is on my route.  Yes it traumatized me I guess.

    So again thanx for the advice...Currently have some folded TP in my underwear and will start doing kegles.

     

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      Thanks for the explanation as to why this is such a sensitive issue for you.

      Sorry if my comment appeared insensitive. As a retired psychotherapist perhaps I ought to have known better!

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      No problem, no offence taken, I realize I make bigger deal about it than I should...wetting myself is just one of my greatest fears...even before prostate issues.  I doubt I will ever get over it.
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      Dwight

      Depends Shields takes care of drips and Dribbles, are discreet and undetectable and fit inside your underwear by an adhesive strip so there's no risk of it slipping out. A relatively inexpensive solution to give peace of mind. 

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