Oftentimes, men begin to experience prostate gland problems as they get older. Bladder control problems may arise from an enlarged prostate or due to prostate cancer surgery. In fact, as many as 50% of men report urinary leakage in the first few weeks following prostate surgery and even after six months, 10-25% of patients will not have regained full bladder control, according to the National Association for Continence.
Fortunately, male guards are specifically designed to help men manage their urine dribbling issues. Ideal for light urinary incontinence, guards for men feature a contoured or tapered design to fit the male anatomy. Many incontinence pads for men have an adhesive strip on the back that stick onto the user’s own briefs or disposable underwear. Below are some of the most popular male guards:
Tena Guards for Men (8 oz.) – Shaped like a bicycle seat, Tena guards are a customer favorite, especially for those who experience the occasional drip post-prostate surgery. These guards feature a soft cloth-like outer covering and elasticized leg openings for a more comfortable fit.
Attends Guards for Men (6 oz.) – These guards have a “cup” design that provides superior protection without being bulky – great for being discreet. The soft absorbent core with polymer absorbs fluids quickly and helps prevent urine odors.
Prevail Guards for Men (19 oz.) – Prevail guards are one of the most absorbent male guards available, allowing users to sit through long meetings or go to the gym without having to worry about leaking. With a blue strip that quickly wicks liquids away and controls urine odors, these guards are ideal for users who need heavier protection, but feel uncomfortable using or don’t leak enough to need an adult diaper.