“I am about to have prostate surgery and the doctor says I may lose bladder control. He suggested buying adult diapers but there are so many to choose from! What would you recommend?”
Many men will suffer from urinary incontinence post-prostate surgery. Bladder leakage is usually temporary, lasting a few months. Fortunately, there are many products available that’ll help you stay dry, comfortable, and active – no matter your level of incontinence.
In the beginning, when incontinence is heaviest, using protective underwear is your best option. They provide heavy protection while remaining easy for you to put on and remove because they wear like regular underwear. Our most popular protective underwear is the Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Underwear. They are highly absorbent, breathable, and discreet. Since they don’t have the traditional plastic backing, they don’t have that distinctive swoosh sound of wearing a diaper.
Once you begin to regain some bladder control, you may want to look for a more discreet and lightweight product. That is where male guards come into play. Guards are the best incontinence pads for men because they easily and effectively fit in the front of any regular, close fitting underwear, and they provide highly concentrated absorption in the front. Unlike gender neutral pads, which are long and offer protection throughout the length of the pad, male guards are shaped like a “v” to offer more protection where men need it most. These pads are great for daytime activities because they hold up to 8 oz. of fluid so you won’t have to worry about an embarrassing leak.
For those who prefer a reusable product, male washable absorbent briefs are another discreet option for daily protection from small leaks.