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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Bigdaddy1, Community Member, asks

Q: What could be causing a 58 year old man to suddenly wet the bed and not get to the bathroom on time?

I had transureathal microwave therapy TUMT in January of this year. I also have lower back pain and an MRI showed a bulge between my L5 and S1. My urologist said that I was just sleeping too soundly but I wasn't sleeping soundly when I had a sudden urge and couldn't make it to the bathroom. The urologist gave me Enablex and this has stopped but I'm wondering what could be causing it. I seem to have traded Flomax for Enablex when I had TUMT so that I wouldn't have to take medication. Flomax makes me feel like I am about to pass out and Enablex dries out my mouth.

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Pete, Health Guide
4/29/08 9:52am
I had a TURP, (similar to your TUMT) about two years ago and developed urge incontinence after it. My urologist said it happens 10-15% of the time and no one knows why. However, looks like you have additional issues with your spinal nerves. For me, Botox injections help with the urge incontinence. Reply
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By Bigdaddy1, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/14/12, First Published: 04/29/08