Click on 'search' at the top of the page and enter the term "artificial sphincter". The subject, and the personal comments of those using or considering same may be of help to you. At the least, they could help you come up with a list of questions and concerns to discuss with your care team.
What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again
Until next scope
It seems almost certain that I will have to have my bladder removed and am trying to decide whether to have a neobladder made or to utilize a pouch. I prefer to go the neobladder route, but have some concerns about urinary incontinence. I have read that an artificial sphincter can help with that problem.
Has anyone had a neobladder created and had an artificial sphincter inplanted in their body? Pros/cons????