CATHETER LEAK QUESTION

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mlbsm
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 4/6/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
My catheter went in on 3/26 and is expected to be removed on 4/14.

It has always leak a little between the urethra and the Foley, but it was always dark in color previously.

For the past 2 days, it's been clear, and a great deal more in volume especially when I first stand
up.

Is this everybody else's experience?
DIAG. 2/08
DRE POSITIVE
PSA 6.8
CONTAINED, LEFT SIDE, GLEASON 9
LUPRON, (3 MO.) 2/28
SURG, SCHED. 3/26/08
RRP, 3/26, HOME 3/31
BIOPSY REPORT:
GLEASON SCORE, 3+4
LEFT NERVE BUNDLE REMOVED, RIGHT RETAINED.
LEFT AND RIGHT LYMPH NODES NEGATIVE FOR MALIGNANCY.
BLADDER NECK , NEGATIVE FOR MALIGNANCY.
TUMOR CONFINED TO THE PROSTATE, INKED EXTERNAL SURFACE FREE OF INVOLVEMENT.
BILATERAL VAS DEFERENS, NEGATIVE FOR MAILIGNANCY.
BILATERAL SEMINAL VESICALS, NEGATIVE FOR MALIGNANCY.

WAITING NOW FOR 1ST POST OPERATIVE PSA, WHICH WILL DETERMINE VERY LITTLE DUE TO LUPRON INJECTION.

BASICALLY, THE "WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY" THE PHYSICIAN WAS SEEKING WAS REACHED AND HE GOT IT ALL.


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 4/6/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Most people do not leak, some such as myself leaked the entire 22 days the daggum thing was present.

Sometimes bladder spasms are cited as a reason for this leakage.

That is about all I know to share on this topic.

If yours just started and you are concerned about it, I would call the doc and let him know.  Better safe than sorry.


Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 4/6/2008 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
    Mine also leaked the entire time I had it.....20 some days???.....so long ago I can not remember.  I did go back to the Dr. and they did not seem too concerned.  The only time I did get it to seal is when I had one of my bladder scans.  The radiologist was able to tug and move it around to get it to seal.  But as soon as I got up and moved around a bit it started back.  I became quite skilled at using my wifes pads and tape to seal thing up where urine would not leak down the tube.  My problem now is  still Leaking!!!!   I will continue to fight this agravating complication to my treatment.
 
     good luck in your treatment.
     KW 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    43
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 4th, 2008 - Appointment with Original Dr. to discuss options and recomendation for surgical fix for incontinance.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.  Will probably try Collagen injections one more time around the first of May.  If no improvement after that will start looking for a AUS Doctor.
 
     


Valentine08
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 4/6/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Although my catheter functioned just fine, I too had leakage all along.  I just started using the pads a bit earlier than I'd planned.
Age 59
PSA ; PSA 9/07=3.4; '06=3.2 DRE Negative; '05=2.4; '04=1.7
Biopsy 11/07 =  Stage T1c, 12 cores, 2 positive
Gleason score= 3+3=6
DaVinci Robotic RP surgery: 2/14/08
Path report: Gleason= 3+4=7; Stage T2c

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