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Are men prone to overactive bladder after prostate surgery?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Most men will experience some overactive bladder symptoms following prostate surgery. The primary causes are damage to the bladder muscle that holds the urine and irritation from the catheter inserted after the procedure. For most, urine leakage should end within four to six months. 

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