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How can leakage from enlarged prostate be treated despite using a catheter?

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Dr. P. T. Patil


Practicing since :1971

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Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I have had to have a catheter inserted because of an enlarged prostate I have had it replaced 3 times,
But it leaks urine around the catheter tube to the bag. Is there a better remedy for leakage?

Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Try taking Oxybutynin twice daily.

Detailed Answer:


Based on the facts that you have posted you seem to have an enlarged prostate and a self-indwelling catheter has been placed to ease continuous drainage of the bladder.

However, there is a leakage of urine by the side of the catheter.

The leakage of urine is due to spasm of the bladder muscle as a foreign body reaction to the catheter.

Taking Oxybutynin (5 mg) twice daily would help to resolve the problem.

Please get prescription of the drug from your family Physician.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr P. T. Patil, Urologist
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