To establish whether you are suffering from ongoing urinary incontinence, you must first undergo all the conservative forms of therapy such as pelvic floor muscle training, and let at least six to nine months pass after having had the prostate surgery. Should incontinence persist, the only means of improvement or cure may be an implant to support the sphincter function.

In principle, we can distinguish between three grades of urinary incontinence following prostate surgery:

Slight loss of urine during strenuous physical activity, no loss when lying down.

Moderate loss of urine during gentle physical activity or when changing position, no loss when lying down.

Severe loss of urine even without physical exertion and sometimes loss even when lying down.