What problems might a man experience if the bladder sphincter muscle is damaged during surgery?
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Sphincter is a collection of muscle fibers that surround certain parts of the body's organs whose function is to open or close, for example in this case the bladder sphincter, located in the bladder neck, serves to control the process of urination, serves to drain urine or urine from bladder to the urethra and then removed from the body, urine will flow when the bladder sphincter or the internal urethral sphincter open or relax. The sphincter muscle is a type of involuntary or unconscious muscle that is formed from thickening of the detrusor muscle and closing the urethra when the bladder has emptied. When the bladder is full, the bladder detrusor muscle will stimulate the sphincter to open so that urine can flow. If the sphincter muscle is damaged, due to injury / trauma, due to surgery, due to nerve disorders, or due to other diseases, it can cause impaired urinary control function, sphincter muscle can be open continuously or closed continuously. If the sphincter muscles open continuously can cause a sudden urge to urinate that is difficult to control, patients can experience incontinence, which is urine immediately forced out after an urgent urge to urinate without realizing it, urinating can become more frequent , can be more than 8 times in 24 hours, and can interfere with comfort and social life because urine output is difficult to control. Meanwhile, if the sphincter muscle is closed continuously due to the causes above, can cause urine can not be removed, so that urine accumulates in the bladder and can cause pain. If complaints arise urinating after surgery, you should consult your doctor who performed the surgery, the doctor will re-examine and provide appropriate treatment according to the patient's condition. The doctor may give medicines, suggest certain medical procedures, physiotherapy, to surgical procedures as needed. We recommend that you maintain a healthy lifestyle, adequate fluid needs, adequate rest, avoid stress, smoking, and alcohol.
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