Q. How much time will it take for urine incontinence to be cured after vasectomy?

Answered by
Dr. Gajanan Bhat
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M

Hello doctor,

I have been experiencing urine incontinence following a vasectomy. While my urine tests came back negative, a semen sample came back positive for a staphylococcal infection. I have been taking Bactrim for about five days. My question is this. How long should I expect it to be before my symptoms are gone? If the infection is in the prostate, will it take longer to go away?

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Dr. Gajanan Bhat

General Surgery Urology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Urine incontinence occurs due to uninhibited contractions of urinary bladder and has nothing to do with vasectomy. These uninhibited contractions can occur due to urinary tract infections or neurological causes. In your case, no obvious infection is detected in urine. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria seen in skin and presence of this in urine or semen means contamination of sample with skin while giving sample for culture.

Usually E-coli is the bacteria in urune or semen and shall take at least 14 days to clear. If the same is in the prostate, it takes 4 to 6 weeks. If your symptoms do not subside, you may need anticholinergics to inhibit uninhibited contractions of bladder. Please get back to me if you are relieved of symptoms in two weeks

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