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   Posted 6/15/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
     Greetings to all:
     I am still trying to find my way around this forum and will post my stats as soon as I figure out how.  Last night I had dinner with an old friend.  He had the Da Vinci procedure about two years ago.  He was telling that the only thing he had a problem with was scar buildup where the cather entered his penis.  His doctor removed the scar tissue and my friend thought it was pretty painful.  My surgery is scheduled for next Thursday and I am just wondering what would cause this problem and if there is anything I could do to prevent it.  Any thoughts would be appreciated. 

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   Posted 6/15/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
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James C.
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Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
5/7/08 ED- Viagra, pump, no response- Trimix .075ml continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 6/15/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   


I suppose improper catheter insertion can cause scar tissue, but I think it must be rare.  More of a concern is where the uretha is sewn together after removal of prostate.  Sometimes a "stricture" (scar tissue) forms and must be either sounded out or shaved out.  I had to have mine sounded (balloned) out.  It was not painful because I was put to sleep to have it done.  I doubt that havinging scar tissue from catheter is common, although it may be somewhat.  Perhaps someone more knowledgeable will respond.  Here's praying for a successful surgery.


Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Bio-feedback (4) 08-07 (no improvement)
Scheduled for AUS & implant 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP scheduled 7-08
63 years old at time of nerve-sparing surgery

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 6/16/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same problem in the same place. When they yanked the tube out I thought for sure my penis would dangling from the end of it.
Still have a bit of a problem but not real bad. Yes it is rare but it does happen.
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.

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