Main factors which influence surgery side effects and prognosis are selection of a very good surgeon, and whether it is possible for him to spare one or both nerves.
Surgeons at Cornell have recently published details of greatly reduced post surgery side effects due to new surgical techniques.
I have an enlarged prostate, weighed 110 grams at removal, 4+ times normal size, and was continent within 2 days after catheter removal. Continence is more a function of surgeons skill, proper kegals, and luck more than gland size, I think.
This is an interesting question, that so far I have not seen answered. I had no enlargment of my prostate and no continence problems. (Few drips after two weeks)
What do the urologist say?
As far as I know it has nothing to do with nerve spareing for ed.
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Quote from 1st posting above ~ 12-19-07 phillysub said:
I was wondering if there is any correlation between someone who had an enlarged prostate (BPH) and the success rate of continence after surgery. I've had BPH for 10 years without any PC. Then due to an elevated PSA, I had the biopsy and was "diagnosed".
During my experience of BPH there was the usual frequent and urgent need to urinate. I'm guessing that holding back that "urgency" is the same set of muscles that is dependent on for controlling continence.
So............my question is for the guys that have had surgery (open or robotic) AND had BPH.....what has been your success with continence post-surgery?
I'm curious to read your replies (I'm scheduled for robotic surgery on Jan 23).
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