After prostate removal, some involuntary loss of urine (urinary incontinence) is usually expected due to physical activity. The duration and amount of urine loss varies and normally decreases over time. We would like to give you recommendations for behavior at home below.
When you leave the hospital, you will receive urinary incontinence materials and a material prescription from us. The inserts are used as follows:
The materials can be obtained from your pharmacy, the cantonal pharmacy at the USZ (materials in stock) or from the company Publicare AG (postage paid delivery in original cartons within two working days).
Start with the pelvic floor exercises shown by your physiotherapist after catheter removal. Usually, the continence situation improves greatly in the first 14 days after catheter removal. You will receive a prescription for outpatient physiotherapy from the attending physician.
If you would like to arrange physiotherapy for pelvic floor rehabilitation at the USZ NORD, please contact us at +41 44 255 24 98.
If you have any questions in connection with urinary incontinence, our continence consultation service is at your disposal. If necessary, you can make an appointment for an aid fitting.
If you would like to arrange a continence consultation at the USZ, please contact us at +41 44 255 54 24.
If you have undergone vascular nerve sparing, early stimulation of erections with drug support may be indicated. Please consult your surgeon about this before discharge or at the first follow-up.
If you wish to receive psycho-oncological support, we will be happy to make the appointment for you. Talk to your nurse, your ward physician, your surgeon about it.
If you would like to arrange a psycho-oncological consultation at the USZ, please contact us at: +41 44 255 54 24
Call the urology service physician via the USZ switchboard: +41 44 255 11 11
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