This one is for the boys
April 2, 2014 9:17 AM Subscribe
My hubby is complaining of mild incontinence. Please help us figure out what to do about it.
He is 39, and in reasonably good health. He does however have moderate back pain (which was caused by a sports injury a few years ago). Because of the back pain he usually sits to pee. He says that when he feels finished and stands up, often a bit more pee will dribble down his leg. Sometimes up to a teaspoon worth. He says this has been going on for at least a couple of years.
Fwiw, he doesn't have any ED symptoms. He doesn't take any medications, other than multivitamins. Is it possible that his pelvic floor or bladder control has been weakened by not standing to pee? Could it be as simple as that?
He's been to far too many doctors over the last couple of years for his back problems, and I know he will be completely overwhelmed if he has to add more doctor visits for a new issue. And knowing our sucky HMO doctor, she will dismissively tell him that he is just going to be on meds for the rest of his life, without recommending anything to actually help him resolve the issue.
So, hivemind, can you recommend some simple things he can try (exercises or even perhaps herbal supplements) first, before we go the doctor route? For example, for a woman, we would do kegels for a while to see if that helped.