One of the many symptoms for those men who suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is dribbling or wetting their pants a few minutes after finishing urinating. Yes, it is a very embarrassing problem when using public toilets.
If you have the problem of leaking after using the bathroom or dribbling, it is because of trapping of some urine in the urethra which leaks out after one has finished urinating. It could be because of various reasons, which include an obstruction from a enlarged prostate, a narrowing of the urethra or a narrowing at the penile opening. It could be also urinary tract infections too. The best thing is seek professional help from a urologist.
From what I have read, some men who tried wringing all the excess urine out, by squeezing the shaft or after urinating, or by pressing underneath the scrotum to get rid of leftover. Then there are others who recommend doing Kegel exercises.
One popular suggestion treating swollen prostate is by taking Saw Palmetto. Then there are some who say that this plant extract doesn’t shrink the overall size of the prostate. It just shrink the inner lining that puts pressure on the tubes that carry urine.
Whatever it is, my best suggestion is talk to your urologist right away. Anyway, for Malaysians, there is this Driving Awareness of Urinary Symptoms Cartoon Contest 2 going on (cartoon above). You can get the entry form from Sunday Star (17th June, 2012).