Weak stream after catheter removed

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GetURscr33nDun
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Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 81
   Posted 10/13/2011 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I was healing so well after surgery my scheduled pull of my catheter was moved up from 9 days to 6 days Monday 10/10/11. Since the removal I noticed the urine stream to be less than before surgery. I had an ultrasound done which showed my bladder is emptying but it takes a little time to empty with a little burning. I was told the weaker stream was caused by still being early in post surgery which will eventually get better. During the day I noticed some leakage when getting up from the chair or out of bed which is to be expected while I work on the incontinence and kegels.
 
Has anyone esle experienced a weak stream after catheter removal? 
 
How long after removal did the stream go back to being strong again?
 
What kind of recovering did you do, advil, motrin etc. to assist if there is any swelling remaining?
 
Thanks
 
AGE 50 no family history of PC
PSA
0.57 8/06
0.8 10/08
0.57 3/10
0.78 5/16
5/16 Yearly Physical DRE suspicious lump RT. side
5/18 Urologist DRE Pos for lump RT. Side
BX 6/1/11 - 10 core diag. Atypical cells found in 1 core LT. side
BX 7/19/11 - 22 core Template BX, diag. 1 core RT. Side 20% GS6 (3+3)
RALP scheduled for 10/4/11

Surgical Pathology Report
Both nerves spared
Gleason - remained the same (3+3) =6
Margins – negative
PCa contained in Prostate
No capsular penetration

Water Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2011
Total Posts : 2405
   Posted 10/13/2011 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have a good strong stream until I was 100% dry about 3 1/2 weeks after my surgery, but it really got strong about 2 months post surgery. The burning will last a couple more weeks until the urethra is fully healed. I also didn't need and pain killers after about 5 days post surgery. Good luck on your recovery.
 
Terry TWG
AGE 61 with fam hist of PC
PSA
1.5 5/09
2.5 6/10
3.5 12/10 ref URO
5.25 2/11 all DRE Neg
BX 4/13/11 2 of 12 cores diag both sides 15% & 20% GS7(3+4)
RALP nerve-sparing 6/8/11 path G7 pT2C, Marg-Lymph-Sem-Vas NEG, organ confined 60% tumor involved 69grms 4.3X4X3 cm 100% dry 7/1/11
post PSA 8/30/11 <0.07
TRIMIX therapy for ED seeing improvement
Zero club member in good standing

GetURscr33nDun
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Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 81
   Posted 10/13/2011 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the reply Water Guy, I guess I need to be a little more patient. Fortunately I have not had to take any pain medications including over the counter since the first day of surgery. It helps to hear you had a similar experience to mine and what I should expect. Otherwise I am so greatful to be on the otherside healing and able to discuss my journey with other PCa brothers. :-)
AGE 50 no family history of PC
PSA
0.57 8/06
0.8 10/08
0.57 3/10
0.78 5/16
5/16 Yearly Physical DRE suspicious lump RT. side
5/18 Urologist DRE Pos for lump RT. Side
BX 6/1/11 - 10 core diag. Atypical cells found in 1 core LT. side
BX 7/19/11 - 22 core Template BX, diag. 1 core RT. Side 20% GS6 (3+3)
RALP scheduled for 10/4/11

Surgical Pathology Report
Both nerves spared
Gleason - remained the same (3+3) =6
Margins – negative
PCa contained in Prostate
No capsular penetration

fertree
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 118
   Posted 10/13/2011 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I patiently (maybe not so much) waited about 2 months before I complained to my uro. After about 90 days of no progress he scheduled surgery to remove a stricture in the bladder neck. That solved the problem, although now a year later is half what it was right after the surgery.

backspin
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2011
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 10/13/2011 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
GetURscr33nDun,

You pointed out in another post that you and I had our catheters taken out the same day (10/10). I too have a weak stream, but have been encouraged to "let 'er fly" once in awhile over the toilet, but mostly a dribble here and there.

The pain I am experiencing is in the perineal area (walking helps), and in the middle of the night when it feels like someone is yanking on my penis. shakehead

Hopefully, you have a fast recovery, but have the patience to not force the issue.
Age: 58 at Dx on 04/25/11 PSA 7.7
Biopsy 07/08/11: 2 cores out of 12 were positive, Gleason (4+3) & (3+4)
CT Scan 7/21/11 - Negative!
Bone Scan 7/25/11 - Negative!
RALP Performed 10/03/11
Cath Removed 10/10/11

DaSlink
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 711
   Posted 10/13/2011 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't even make a stream for around 8 days after my catheter was removed. Do your kegels, it'll get better.
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive
Gleason score of 7
Psa at surgery 49.8
RRP on 01/25/11
PT3a
margin involved-Left anterior
lymph nodes clear
1st PO Psa 0.26 03/16/11
2nd PO Psa 0.08-05/19/11
3rd PO Psa 0.05-08/22/11
Lots of ED

daveshan
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 363
   Posted 10/13/2011 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Took a while before I had a good stream after cath' removal, don't remember exactly how long but by I think by 2-3 weeks out I had a good stream. The area is pretty well abused and it takes time for healing to happen and the swelling to go down.
Dave in Durango CO

07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5 (Dr never told me)
09-09 PSA 6.5 (age 55)
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 8-04-11 <0.04
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