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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 2/12/2011 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody manufacture a Light mens incontinance pad?  I can't seem to find any.
If not, any ideas on what type of womans pad works well?

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   Posted 2/12/2011 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
After surgery I graduated to a light cone for men.  They are called "Attends: Guards for Men" They are extremely comfortable but must be worn in a brief, shaped like a cone coffee filter.  I used to wear them to the gym when I felt pressure would cause me to dribble.  I still have them but have moved on thankfully.  They are great as they stick to the underware,  wear them to work with no fuss and they are reasonably thin but protective.  I got them through a place geared toward health aids. "Shppers |Home Health Care"  Hope that helps a little.

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   Posted 2/12/2011 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Toward the end of my leakage I just got some "max-long" pads for women and cut them in half. They stick to the front of briefs and caught the drips just fine.
07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5
09-09 PSA 6.5
12-09 Biopsy, initial Gleason 9 (4+5) later reduced to 8 with tertiary 5
03-01-10 Age 55 RRP in Durango CO by Dr Sejal Quale and Dr Shandra Wilson
03-16-10 Path' G-8 (4+4+5) Bilateral involving 21% of left lobe, 3% of right lobe, SVI, Focal positive margin, pT3b NO MX

All PSA as of 1-25-11 <0.04

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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 2/12/2011 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
That is such a great question. Up until now I never understood why women need breathable panty liners - until you wear a man pad and sweat your balls off. LOL Now I could go for something breathable there. =)
Age 45
Jul 2010 - PSA 10.1
Aug 2010 - Biopsy - 12 of 12 cores positive - Gleason 7 (3+4 on the right, 4+3 on the left)
Sept 2010 - CAT and Bone scans negative.
Nov 2010 - da vinci RP with negative margins. nerve bundles were not spared. negative lymph nodes. Pathology Stage pT3c.
Jan 2011 - PSA undetectable

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   Posted 2/12/2011 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,

Here in the UK, pads for men are quite expensive so when my catheter first came out i used diapers/nappies for toddlers, the biggest we could find and they fitted inside my boxers just fine. Once i had some control my wife suggested i use so me of her panty liners. I was amazed at the range of sizes so it was a case of experimenting as regards what size was suitable and where to stick them in my boxers so that they where positioned right, because we all arrange ourselves differently don't we. The brand my wife buys here that she prefers is TENA so that is what i have used. The sizes i found suited me best were Mini, Extra or Extra Plus depending on how much i was leaking or how long we might be out some where.

Take care, Bob.
Age 58
Prostate problems since early 40s
Ed since early 40s
April 2007 biopsy & all clear
July 2010 prostate swollen more, psa up to 5.6 August 6.7
September Biopsy again
October 7th diagnosed cancer, Gleason grade 6 at 10% mass
December 13th 2010 open radical proctatectomy
Pathology results came back Gleason grade 7 at 12% mass BUT clear margins
Catheter out Jan 5th 2011

Jerry L.
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   Posted 2/12/2011 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Good question.

I used Tenas pads for men until I didn't need anything. Something in between would have been a good thing.
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 Adjuvant Radiation

PSA History:
Nov. 2009 4.30
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
Nov. 2010 <.05

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 407
   Posted 2/12/2011 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
MaxiPads sold under the CVS Pharmacy brand or Stayfree Super Maxi are what I'm using. They're designed for use by women. Pads sold for men are too bulky for me.
Age: 61 (58 at diagnosis - June, 2008)
April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior
June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample (Gleason's 3+3=6)
Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days
Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci; Surgery 9/10/08
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist/Surgeon
Post-Op Gleason's: 3+3, Tertiary 4; Margins: Free ; Bladder & Urethral: Free
Seminal vesicles: Not involved; Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion: Not involved
Tumor: T2c; location: Bilateral; Volume: 20%; Catheter: Removed 12-days after surgery
Incontinent: Yes (1 to 2 light (woman's style) pad per day)
ED: Combination of Cialis and MUSE (alprostadil) once weekly: started 9-27-08
Returned to work 9-29-08 (18-19 days post-op)
PSA test result, post-op, 10/08: 0.0; 12/08: 0.0; 4/09: 0.0; 9/09: 0.0; 3/10: 0.0; 9/10: 0.0

Worried Guy
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   Posted 2/12/2011 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey p'cola ( I hope the p is for "pensi" and not "pee")

I have more data on pads than NASA. Sadly, I've become an expert in an area I wish I knew nothing about.

Here are some real numbers measured on a Mettler Laboratory balance. These are more useful than the unscientific labels stuck on the packages.
I'll give you two numbers. The first is the maximum safe value; the second is when leakage starts.
Your mileage my vary.

  • Depend Underwear for Men Super Plus, Size S/M: 450 ml.....600 ml
  • Depend Boost insert:... 200 ml (must be worn with above)
  • Depend Men's Guard:.. 150 ml.... 175 ml
  • Tena pads for men:..... 140 ml.... 150 ml
  • CVS Protect. pad Max:. 160 ml.... 175 ml
  • Options by Assurance:.. 90 ml..... x
  • Half Poise Pad:............. 80 ml.... 110 ml
  • Half Tena Serenity:....... 30 ml..... 45 ml
  • Carefree mini pads:...... 15 ml..... 20 ml

I ran experiments with pads inside diapers so I could see when they leaked without messing my pants. You can't run it to the limit if you are wearing them just inside your regular underwear.

If anyone knows of a university awarding graduate degrees in Personal Pee Protection Products, send me an email. ;-)

P.S. There are some unquantifiable advantages to buying women's products and pretending they are for someone else.
1) Everyone knows men are considered more desirable when taken.
2) Anyone who sees you holding then will think you are an open, supportive partner able to handle delicate women's issues.

Back when we were in our 20's, the meat counter at the supermarket was the hot place for meeting and picking up women. Well at our age, the hot setup is the incontinence aisle. wink

Jeff (LFPF but still using half a Tena Serenity ultra thin for data)

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 2/12/2011 4:55:44 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/12/2011 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had any problem using women's pads. In fact, to simplify things my wife and I use the same brand, Stayfree. I like the ones with wings but there are lots of choices.

I heard about a Department of Hydraulic Engineering that wanted to offer a doctorate in the specialty you talked about. They were going to call the degree a PPPPPh.D. Unfortunately when the university president heard about it, he go so pissed off that they had to drop the idea.
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