Semen? clear lubricant from penis after prostectomy?

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   Posted 1/20/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the Davinci 10/12/2006 everything is going well. I just noticed after intercourse and ejaculation there was a clear slippery lubricant coming out of my penis. It was not white like the old days when it had sperm in it. It looked like the stuff that used to come out before intercourse clear and slick. Anybody else had this happen, is it normal?  

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   Posted 1/20/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
That is lubricant - or what we call pre-cum- from the Cowper's gland which is inside your penis. Surgery did not affect the Cowper's gland at all. So, you are perfectly normal and healthy and your body is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. Now, some men have always produced more of this than others. Some men produce so little they've never even seen it before. Others will produce copious amounts. Gee, anatomy class comes in handy. I did ask my surgeon about this at my very first talk about surgery. He assured me the production of that substance would not be affected.
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage 2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes

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   Posted 1/20/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I had Da Vinci as well and it happened once right after the surgery and has not happened in the last two years.

DX 8/05 Gleason 5, Mayo clinic Second Opinion Gleason 6, PSA 2.8
Da Vinci surgery Dr. Dasari, Centennial Nashville 9/24/05
Pathology Report Gleason 6, 15 % on left side only very near to the edge of capsule, too close to call on margins, doc's said to watch it very closely, final decision T2A
PSA's have basically ranged from <.04 to .05 for two years.
no E.D. and no Incontinence, feel very blessed
PSA Nov 07 = .06
PSA Dec 10th 07 =.07
Started Guided IMRT on January 7th, 2008 to treat prostate bed and lymph nodes

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   Posted 1/20/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a very interesting posting!  I had proton radiation treatment rather than surgery--my semen appears to be a very clear slippery liquid too.  I had never really focused on this before, but I believe that radiaiton treatment should produce about the same results as surgery as relates to the production of semen as we know it, because the prostate essentially becomes a worthless organ after radiation.  I have been happy that I am still producing some liquid as I expected to eventually have dry orgasms. Thanks for this helpful insight.

-69 years young!
-29 core biopsy 9/27/06 at age 68
-PSA 7.1, Stage T1c, Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in one area], Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two other areas], Negative DRE, bone scan and Endorectal MRI. 
-Completed 39 Proton radiation treatments 2/22/07-4/18/07.   
-PSA History: 7.1 pre-treatment; post treatment: 2.1 (3 mo.), 2.4 (6 mo.).  Radiation oncologist said the 3-mo. drop of 70% exceeded expectations and the slight 6-mo. movement upwards is not a
cause for concern.
-The following is a link to My Journey With Prostate Cancer -- Proton RadiationTherapy.  

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   Posted 1/20/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys! It is good to know. I thought maybe I was a medical wonder and evrything was back cloning itself and woudl rejuvinate me to when I was 25. This is a great forum for help and answers. I tell everyone I come in contact with about it. I am still amazed at the number of guys I know personally that are dealing with prostate issues.

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   Posted 1/20/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm, I have had no "pre-cum" after my prostatectomy. I had it noticeably beforehand. I always figured the lack of it now was due to the missing prostate :-\

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007); 5th post-surgery PSA: 0

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on daily Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline. Peyronies has stabilized and significantly reversed.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .615 (8 for 13)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2) Grand total 13 for 26 = .500

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."

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   Posted 1/21/2008 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I have experienced this also. I did talk with my doc, and as Paul indicated, this is perfectly of things they left us with.
52 years old
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
largest cancer .2mm
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
PSA after 6 weeks <0.1 - undetectable
PSA after 4 month .07 - undetectable
11 weeks post-op - no more pads

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   Posted 1/21/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Very interesting!  After one year I have not noticed any slippery liquid except perhaps some urine exit my penis.  My incontenence is OK now so I no longer have that issue.  I was wondering about the pre-cum and was hoping to continue to have it as it would make me feel that much more normal.  My wife use to enjoy the slippery stuff as I did but I surely have not seen any evidence of it.  I still cannot produce natural erections.  Stimulation when flacid to the point of climax has not produced the liquid nor has stimulation when erect using trimix. Perhaps additional or a different kind of stimulation is required.  I don't know how much more I can give.  I'll keep a closer watch now that I have hope. I have not tried oral but perhaps some experience out there can tell me if that would be an added stimulus. Thanks for the good news.



64 years old 100307; healthy; active,
married 41 years, good strong erections before surgery.
DaVinci Prostate Removal February 5, 2007
2/12 samples malignant.
Catheter removal 2/13.
Viagra 25mg every other day from 2/14 to 5/12.
Tried Viagra 100mg on occasion-no erections.
Incontinence almost gone after three months.
No pads, occasional  dribble.
Lavitra every other day 5/12 to 7/22.
Muse 1000mcg - no help (50% at best).
Cialis twice a week 7/25 to 11/6/07.
Vacuum pump daily/twice a day 8/2 and going - no help.
Begin Trimix injections, two low dose per week, 11/05/07.
Currently, vacuum pump and low dose Trimix twice per week each.
Trimix in office - 0.10cc.  Low dose set at 0.05cc
First drug induced erection 10/8/07....Wow!
Natural erections - 0 as of 10/25/07.
PSA's, three to date undetectable.  Thank God!

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/21/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember the first time I saw the slippery liquid. I panicked and thought it might be semen light! My urologist set me straight though. 8 months post op I don't see it as much as I did in the beginning.
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007. Age 49
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence: Out of pads at five weeks. Seven months post-op I'm fully continent.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
Post Surgery PSA: Three tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.

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   Posted 9/23/2017 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Had a RP on 7/11/2016 by Da Vinci at University of Michigan Urology Oncology by Dr. David C. Miller.
Previous PSA 11.5 with biopsy showing several small cancers within prostate. Prostate removed along with seminal vesicles and local lymph nodes. Pathology report showed cancer contained within prostate with no signs in other tissues. Have PSA tested every three months with undetectable results so far. Was out of the pads in 3 months and fully continent. Was put on a rigorous penile rehab program including use of VED and Prelude devices. Did not take erectile meds due to side effects. Can achieve semi rigid erections and mild climaxes that are improving with time. Have considered penile injections for improved erections. As time has progressed I've noticed an increase in the slippery lubricant coming from my penis or pre-cum. I've noticed a marked increase in pre-cum when long sessions of fore play are taken up. My last few sessions of sexual activity involving long fore play have produced copious amounts of pre-cum almost like an ejaculation. Slow down and enjoy the sexual encounter and listen to your doctor and or therapist about aggressive penile rehab. It worked for me.
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