Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Treatment For Male Stress Urinary Incontinence - A Guide

Male urinary incontinence can happen for several reasons such as a result from prostate cancer or other prostate problems.  Also, young boys are vulnerable to incontinence.  Both situations can be addressed with a Cunningham Clamp by Bard.   Constructed of a soft sponge rubber and adjustable to fit for comfort, the Cunningham Clamp is available in three sizes:

Juvenile 1-1/2"  #004052
Regular  2"        #004053
Large     3"        #004054

Shaped in a "V", the Cunningham Clamp simply applies external pressure to the urethra to prevent leakage of urine.  It is important to note that by applying this universal pressure to the urethra in the penis, blood flow in vessels can also be affected.  Monitor and remove if you notice anything abnormal or uncomfortable.  

Release the clamp every two to four hours to let urine escape from the bladder; retained urine can cause infections. Never place the clamp near open sores. Don't use your clamp with implanted penile prostheses or with indwelling catheters. Most importantly, contact your doctor immediately if you have swelling or pain.

The Cunningham Clamp and other incontinence supplies can be purchased at Parthenon online or by calling 1-800-453-8898.

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