Male urinary incontinence may be relieved by collagen injections. Incontinence is a frequent side effect of prostate surgery.

Recent finding: Transurethral collagen injections after prostate surgery improve short-term bladder control for six to seven months, at which time injections can be repeated. Injections are administered via the urethra, under local anesthesia. Collagen helps control urine leakage by bulking up the area around the urethra, compressing the sphincter.

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