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Bladder Control Problems

My father is 70 years old. He is not diabetic but hypertensive. He had a minor stroke from 7 years but now he is fine
The problem under question is Frequency and incontinent in the affection of the bladder and prostate such as cystitis and prostatitis. The medication he takes is Genurin (Flavoxate Hydrochloride 200mg). However, it doesn’t give good results all the time.
My questions are
* What are the main causes of less bladder control.
* Should we add anti-inflammatory to Genurin make it more effective
* Are there more effective medications for these symptoms
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After the stroke, he could have some neurological issues and the signaling can be interrupted to the bladder.  This then causes issues with the ureters and kidney and bladder and can lead to leaking.  Also, has he had his prostate checked? A larger than usual prostate can cause leaking and the larger prostate could be caused by cancer obviously but also from benign prostatic hyperplasia. MS can cause it, alzheimers and parkinsons.  But that he simply had a stroke is enough.  It's not uncommon, unfortunately, post stroke.
If you have him evaluated to make sure there isn't a medical reason besides that he has had a stroke, then ya, do what you can to help control it.  I'd ask his urologist for recommendations.  Even physical therapy with someone that specializes in this would be excellent.  (incontinence is a relatively common issue and PT's can be trained to work specifically on pelvic floor muscles). Is your idea behind the anti inflammatory because if he is prostate is enlarge, that will reduce it? There are also other medications to try besides the one he is on and various other treatments including surgery.  
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