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Can urinary leakage occur after a radical prostatectomy?

Yes, it is common for men to leak for 6 weeks to 6 months after surgery. This will progressively improve as men perform their kegel exercises, where they will wear pull-ups (like Depends) for the first few weeks after the catheter is removed, then graduate to pads (similar to panty-liners). Approximately 5-7% of men will have a risk for long-term leakage beyond 1 year, and only 1-2% of men may need a procedure to help correct this leakage.
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