What is urinary incontinence?

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence also known as bladder leakage, is defined as any involuntary leakage of urine.1 It can stop a man from living the active life he once lived and make him feel alone and isolated. For many men, leaking urine can mean embarrassment and feeling depressed.

You can’t say no to incontinence, but you can say “no more” to uncomfortable symptoms. Start exploring your treatment options here. Why wait?

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Who has urinary incontinence?

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The Urinary Process

A basic knowledge of the male urinary process helps in understanding the type and cause of urinary incontinence.

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Types of Incontinence

There are different types of urinary incontinence, understanding what type you are experiencing will help you explore the best incontinence treatment option.

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Living with incontinence

The psychological stress of living with urinary incontinence can take a toll.

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One Symptom, Many Causes. Incontinence can be a consequence of other circumstances that may result in bladder leakage.

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Incontinence and Prostate Cancer Surgery

Incontinence and Prostate Cancer Surgery

Understand the relationship between prostate cancer treatment and stress urinary incontinence.


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Seeking Treatment

The first step is discussing your condition with the right doctor. There are several healthcare professionals that can assist when seeking treatment.

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The psychological stress of living with urinary incontinence can take a toll on a man and can have a significant negative impact on his quality of life. Understand your symptoms by taking this short quiz.

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Treatment Options for Incontinence

Treatment options range from behavioural modifications to invervention and external devices, injections and long-term options like the male sling or artificial urinary sphincter.

Non-surgical Treatments

Behavioural Modification

Changes to your lifestyle and diet, regular exercise and reducing stress may impact the urinary incontinence symptoms.


Your GP or physiotherapist may encourage you to perform regular pelvic floor or Kegel exercises. These isolate and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and can help men regain bladder control.

External Devices

Until urinary control returns, using absorbent pads or special underwear can also help. Some men may use collection devices such as external or condom catheters or urine collection pouches to avoid accidental leakage.

Surgical Treatments

Injection Therapy

The procedure involves injecting a bulking agent (or substance) into the wall of your urethra.

Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS)

The artificial urinary sphincter or AUS, is designed to replicate the function of the external sphincter muscle to control urine. The AUS is suitable for men suffering from severe urinary incontinence.

Male Sling

Designed for men suffering from mild to moderate urinary incontinence, the male sling supports the urethra to better control urine.

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Find a Specialist

Talk to a urologist about treatment options. Download a referral letter or contact a urologist near you.

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Patient Stories

Hear how incontinence has impacted the lives of other men and couples.

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Partner Perspective

Partner Perspective

Understand the burden of incontinence from a partner or loved one’s perspective.

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Take the Quiz

Take our quiz to identify if you are experiencing urinary incontinence symptoms and help kick-start the conversation with your doctor.

Questions to Ask

Helpful hints on how to start the conversation with your GP or urologist, and other useful resources.


  1. Chapple C, Milsom I. Urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse epidemiology and pathophysiology. In: Wein AJ, Kavoussi LR, Novick AC, et al. (eds). Campbell-Walsh Urology. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Elsevier; 2012:1871-95.
  2. Continence Foundation of Australia Key Statistics https://www.continence.org.au/pages/key-statistics.html Accessed 18 February 2019

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