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wd40
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   Posted 2/1/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm past 6 weeks out and the pee stream is slowing down. It never has been as ggod as it was before the surgery. It is okay at this level and truth be told, I just as soon not tell the doctor. Still a little pain,but not burning when peeing about in the middle of my penis which I think is the same place that hurt so bad when the catherter was removed.
Does stream size get better with time?
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/1/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy,
You might want to rid yourself of the phobias when you're at the doctors office. They are at their best when they have ALL the information. And they've heard it before. For me, the stream was improved after my surgery. I think you will need the doctors advice. Could be just swelling, but it's worth looking into.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
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wd40
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   Posted 2/1/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I was doing some pee thinking, and realized what the problem is I don't push it out like I used to.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


James C.
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   Posted 2/1/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have to do much pushing at all and have a big, full stream.  I suggest you tell your doc about this possible problem now, it might save having to address a much bigger problem later.  Ignoring or hiding information will only work to your disadvantage if something is slowly closing it off. 

Tim G
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   Posted 2/1/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
James C. said...
I don't have to do much pushing at all and have a big, full stream.  I suggest you tell your doc about this possible problem now, it might save having to address a much bigger problem later.  Ignoring or hiding information will only work to your disadvantage if something is slowly closing it off. 
I agree with James.  Get it checked out. 

Age 59 PSA 2.6 PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr 
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive (5%) Open surgery June 2006  Cancer confined to one small area of the prostate Gleason 5 Post-op PSA's non-detectable


Gene214
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   Posted 2/1/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   

WD40...

I had the same symptoms at about 6 weeks.  Then I began having blood in my urine.  The Uro treated it as if it was an infection and it did get a little better, but not much.  A couple of months latter it had gotten worse yet, so he did a systoscope and discovered a stricture.  Dealing with it was no fun.  But ignoring it and delaying it made it worse.  Talk to your doctor.  Even be bold and suggest a scope.  The earlier you deal with it the better, if it is indeed a stricture. 

Gene


Age: 64
07/05 - Biopsy: Suspicious looking cells. 
12/27/06 - Biopsy
1/24/07 - Dignosed cancer: Gleason Grade: 3+3=6
02-14-07 Radical Open Nerve-sparing surgery
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
4-18-07: First Post-Op psa = 0.011
05/31/07: Cystoscope reveals "Stricture"
06/12/07: Procedure to remove stone & dilate uretha at stricture: Successful procedure..
8/31/07: Back to new urologist for regular check up & received 2nd post-op Psa.  It was 0.05
8/31/07:  First Bio Feedback session.
9/19/07: Finished 4 Bio Feedback sessions.  No imporovement with leaking. 
9/26/07 - Started injections 
10/27-07 - Began using clamp at uro's encouragement.
02/01/08 - Still leaking & cannot contain urine in bladder except when sitting or laying down.  Can hold it for abut one minute before drip, drip, drip.
02/28/08 - See Uro. Will discuss artificial sphincter 
 


puget
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   Posted 2/1/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
WD, I also had a slow stream at your stage and, sure enough, Dr found I had a stricture. You should have a full stream without pushing. Please have dr check it out.
Puget
60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07 = <.01 (Hooray!!)


biker90
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   Posted 2/1/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey WD,

I could pee like a 16 year old again within a few days after the catheter came out. Better get checked out. Good luck...

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


wd40
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Total Posts : 218
   Posted 2/3/2008 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Going Monday.
Thanks Guys. You have convinced me although I hate the thought of another procedure. I have had the scope before and I hated that.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


wd40
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 2/4/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, told the Uro the stream problem and he wanted to wait saying he didn't want to do anything this early since everything else was going so well. If it slows down to a dribble of course I am to call.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


gtmriviera
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 2/4/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
A stricture, hmmm.  That's a new one for me.  Seriously, what do they do for that?

Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 2/5/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   

As I understand it, there are two related procedures for strictures.

1. Insert scope-like device with a balloon (something like angio plasty for arteries) and baloon it (press it open and hope it stays open).

2. Insert scope-lide device which cuts it out.  It's my understanding this one is more risky to long-term incontinence.  Of course, I do not know that as a fact.

I had the # 1 procedure and it worked for the stricture and it remains open after nearly 8 months.  But my incontinence continues.  I guess it's anyone's guess if that procedure had affected my being able to be continent.

Gene


Age: 64
07/05 - Biopsy: Suspicious looking cells. 
12/27/06 - Biopsy
1/24/07 - Dignosed cancer: Gleason Grade: 3+3=6
02-14-07 Radical Open Nerve-sparing surgery
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
4-18-07: First Post-Op psa = 0.011
05/31/07: Cystoscope reveals "Stricture"
06/12/07: Procedure to remove stone & dilate uretha at stricture: Successful procedure..
8/31/07: Back to new urologist for regular check up & received 2nd post-op Psa.  It was 0.05
8/31/07:  First Bio Feedback session.
9/19/07: Finished 4 Bio Feedback sessions.  No imporovement with leaking. 
9/26/07 - Started injections 
10/27-07 - Began using clamp at uro's encouragement.
02/01/08 - Still leaking & cannot contain urine in bladder except when sitting or laying down.  Can hold it for abut one minute before drip, drip, drip.
02/28/08 - See Uro. Will discuss artificial sphincter 
 


gtmriviera
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 2/6/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear about the incontinence, but at least I know that my leaking after 4 months may not be unusual. 
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