Male Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is involuntary bladder leakage that generally occurs with physical exertion, such as lifting heavy objects or exercise. It can also happen when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or stand up. A damaged sphincter muscle (urine valve) is to blame.

Medical Causes
  • Treatment of enlarged prostate gland
  • Treatment for prostate cancer, including radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy
  • Treatment for colorectal cancer
  • Treatment for bladder cancer
  • Some neurological disorders
Medical Treatments
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises
  • External penile clamp
  • Inflatable artificial sphincter implant surgery
  • Male slings
Lifestyle Modifications
  • Limit fluids
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight loss
  • Bladder training / protective undergarments


For an appointment with Dr. McClung, call (614) 268-2323 today or request one online. For more information about male stress incontinence, visit or visit Central Ohio Urology to find more physicians that treat male stress incontinence.

Chris McClung, MD