In case this might be useful information for someone, I had a cysto to investigate this constant and mild burning in the posterior urethra six months out from my RP. The doctor told me that strictures (narrowing of the urethra) normally present themselves around the six-month mark. However, the scope showed good healing, no stricture, and no other pathology. Labs indicate that I don't have any infection.
Doc's conclusion: the mild burning is part of the post-op healing and adjustment going on in the area of my RP. I'm willing to go with that since no pathology has turned up in other tests. The burning is mild and can easily be lived with.
Nov 2007 - PSA 6.2
Biopsy Nov 07: Three of 12 cores positive for adenocarcinoma; Gleason 3+3=6 at left apex, right lateral mid and right lateral base.
Open Surgery (RP) Feb 2008
Path Exam of Tissue: Gleason 4+4=8
Tumor confined to prostate gland
Staging: (pTNM): pT2c pNX pMX
Margins: Free of Tumor
Extraprostatic Extension: Absent
Seminal Vesicle Invasion: Absent
No perineural space invasion identified
CT Scan: No metastasis found
1st postop PSA: <0.10; 2nd: <0.10; 3rd: <0.10