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   Posted 3/20/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I am a new member to the site, and guess this has been discussed many times. I had my prostate removed (rp) on Dec 17th 2007. The one surprise since then is that I still find the need for frequent urination, the twist being that it is more "urgent" than before. I have avoided mishaps so far, but feel it is getting worse not better. I am 51, and haven't had a clean bill of health yet because i haven't had a follow up PSA (I am heading to the hospital today).
Any thoughts??

Mike A
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   Posted 3/20/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bostonb,
I had a similar problem, but it was only in the first couple of weeks. My doctor said it was bladder spasms, and would go away shortly. It did, but in your case you are farther out fom surgery than I was. It's funny, but when I am busy I go hours and hours without having to go. If I'm sitting around doing nothing it seems I have to go quite a bit more often. Mention your problem to the doctor, and see what he says. Count your blessings that you haven't had any accidents! Many of us are still having a problem holding it when we get the urge. Good Luck!
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist November 2005 - Biopsy negative July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1 November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear. February 2007 - Three to fo ur pads a day, no erection with viagara. April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02. Down to one pad a day.July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 No change in ED. October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02!Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment. January 2008: One Year Post-OP PSA 0.02 still dripping, but improving. Tried 500 dose of MUSE for ED, no luck. Will try 1000.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 3/20/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi BostonB: Maybe it relates to how much fluid intake you have at one time. For example, I find that sometimes I neglect to drink as much water as I should throughout the day and of course I don't want to load up on fluids before bedtime.
So, then I wake up very thirsty the following day and proceed to drink about three or four 8-ounce glasses of water witihin about an hour, along with my coffee.
AND THEN -- it's like urgency time, if ya get my drift. I can barely make it to the bathroom.
BUT -- when I'm more cognizant of the amount of fluids I drink throughout the day, I don't have that problem. I'm wondering if you're also slamming a lot of fluids into your system at once.

Also, anxiety and stress can play into what you're talking about. If that's the case, when you get your first Zero-Zilch-Nada- PSA score back, you'll be fine.
Best to ya. Keep us posted.

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08

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   Posted 3/20/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 3/20/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
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