If RT is your only treatment, then I am not sure how much incontinence it causes. My brother-in-law only had RT, and while he initially had some BM problems he never reported and incontinence issues.
I know that if you have some incontinence after surgery and then have RT that you may find the incontinence is made a little worse.
I too have increased urgency and frequency. Which in real terms means that to stay dry I need to go to the bathroom every 45 minutes or so. The uro thought that this was too frequent when I saw him a fortnight ago, but I can sometimes go for about
90 minutes. I need to get up once a night. Occasionally I dribble a teaspoonful for no obvious reason.
Before diagnosis/surgery I also had to go to the bathroom pretty frequently compared to other guys (every 90 minutes). After surgery and before RT I was going about
once an hour.
The urgency is however the problem. Once I get the signal I have a few seconds to get to a bathroom. I thus tend to go whenever there is an opportunity rather than find myself stuck in traffic or in the street with nowhere to go. I also have to plan my whole day around the availability of a bathroom or equivalent. When I have to travel somewhere unfamiliar, then in goes a pad just to be on the safe side.
Post Edited (English Alf) : 2/2/2011 1:03:56 AM (GMT-7)