What Are the Causes of a Weak Bladder in Men?


A weak bladder refers to urinary incontinence and is common in both men and women. Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine from the bladder. Usually, a weak bladder is the sign of a secondary underlying condition in the urinary tract, rather than the result of a disease itself.

Removal of Prostate Gland

  • One common cause of incontinence in men is the removal of the prostate gland. If the nerves in the sphincter have been damaged or become weak, the bladder cannot support the urine and any extra pressure, such as that caused by a sneeze, may result in a leaking bladder.

Blockage of Urethra

  • Another reason for incontinence is the enlargement of the prostate gland. When the urethra is blocked by an enlarged prostate, the urethra narrows and bladder pressure causes the extra urine to pass out of the penis.

Weak Bladder Muscles:

  • When the bladder muscles are weak, urine cannot be held in the bladder and incontinence occurs. One cause of a weak bladder is old age.


  • Some drugs--e.g. narcotics, prescription medicines and diuretics--may cause a temporarily weak bladder as a side effect.

Diabetes and Nerve Damage

  • Men who have had diabetes for a long time and have had neuropathy problems as a result may experience a weak bladder.

Nervous Disorders

  • Nervous disorders like Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis can affect the brain and nervous system, causing bladder muscles to weaken. The ability to control urination is then diminished.

Prostrate Cancer Treatment

  • Radiation treatments for prostrate cancer also can cause bladder problems, which may be temporary or permanent.

Related Searches

Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • Puppy Bladder Problems

    Puppies have limited control of their bladders as a general rule. But certain conditions, such as bladder infections, birth defects and behavioral...

  • Natural Cures for Bladder Control in Dogs

    Leaking urine is a common problem seen in spayed female dogs. Low estrogen levels cause a weak bladder sphincter. The sphincter does...

  • How to Strengthen the Bladder Naturally

    Bladder control problems are most prominent in adult women after they give birth or experience menopause. Whatever may cause a weak bladder,...

  • What Are the Causes of Thickening of the Bladder?

    Numerous diseases including bladder outlet obstruction, hemorrhagic cystitis and amyloidosis disease cause thickening in the bladder. Common symptoms include painful and frequent...

Related Searches

Check It Out

This Is the Beauty Routine of a Yelp Sales Manager

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!