Men’s Urinary Incontinence: Managing Day to Day | Incontinence UK

Men’s Urinary Incontinence: Managing Day to Day

If you’re a man dealing with urinary incontinence it is not fun so we recommend that initially you should see a doctor to get the right treatment and to check that nothing too serious is wrong.  Normally urine incontinence (unintentional loss of urine) is due to weak or damaged bladder muscles, certain prostrate conditions or nerve damage.   However there are some things you can do on your own to help manage your symptoms.

Try bladder training. Some men can train themselves to control their urinary incontinence. Here’s one approach: Start taking scheduled toilet breaks whether you have to go or not. Over time, you can extend the times between trips to the toilet. With some conscious effort, you may be able to tame your symptoms and only have to urinate every 3 or 4 hours. Keep in mind you may not see immediate results from bladder training. But if you stay with it, you should benefit within a few months.

Flex your muscles. Some men think of pelvic floor exercises as a woman’s thing. But men can also help strengthen their muscles around the bladder. You’ll have to make sure you’re flexing the right muscle. Exercising the wrong ones could increase the pressure on your bladder. The muscles you would use to stop yourself from passing gas are the ones to focus on.  Tighten your muscles and hold for 3 seconds and then relax for three seconds – try it is a few times in a row.  When your muscles get stronger try doing them on a regularly basis while sitting, standing or walking.

If you are suffering with urinary incontinence and would like some products to help manage your symptoms; then do take a look at some of our incontinence products designed specifically for men.

Depend Men Lycra Pants Super

Smooth, soft Lycra pull up pants designed specifically for a man’s body and will make you feel that you are wearing every day underwear. For the active man.  Available in sizes Small – X Large.


Age UK Maxi Absorb Men Discreet Shaped Incontinence Pads

Discreet shaped incontinence pads that fit into your own underwear – designed specifically for the active man.   Hold up to 650ml of liquid.



Drytex Male Washable Incontinence Pants

Washable incontinence male pants with a built in pad. Look and feel like normal underwear. Absorbency up to 300ml.

Please visit our Incontinence UK website for our full range of men’s incontinence products.

Best Wishes

Incontinence UK Team

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