This fact sheet is for men who want to know more about pelvic floor muscle exercises. These can help with some urinary problems – for example, if you leak urine after having treatment for prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate.

This fact sheet is included with the urinary problems after prostate cancer treatment fact sheet, so you do not need to order both.

 

References  

Updated: June 2014 | Due for Review: June 2016

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  • Goode PS, Burgio KL, Johnson TM 2nd et al. Behavioral therapy with or without biofeedback and pelvic floor electrical stimulation for persistent postprostatectomy incontinence: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2011;305(2)
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 2014.Prostate cancer: diagnosis and treatment
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