4 weeks since RRP, some general questions

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glabers
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   Posted 12/11/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks; Some general questions if I may?

Is it normal so still see an occasional pinkish urine (blood?) drip at the end of urination? Just a few, once or twice a day. Also see some pink spotting in pad?

Has anyone experienced a wicked sensation and the very end of their urination session at this point past their surgery? This is happening for about 2 weeks. I got the cath out 20 days ago. Just as i empty, this odd, pressure type pain occurs; it actually makes me yelp. I found that if I kegel just before I finish, it reduces the pain.

I've achieved some unplanned/occasional semi-erections either by making out & cuddling or just wake up with it... however, it feels like my urethra all along it's length is stressed and it hurts. I get a pins & needles feeling. Sound familiar to anyone?

I'll mention these things to my doctor when I see him, but I like to run it past those with first hand experience.

Thanks in advance, all.

Dan
Diagnosed:  8/24/08, age-47
Father died of prostate cancer at age 72
PSA 1.5 early 2007, 4.5 mid 2008, all remedies tried & reduced to only 3.2, uh oh.
Biop - 2 positives of 20 samples
Gleason - 3+3
RRP - 11/13/08 via Da Vinci by Dr. David Samadi, Mt. Sinai Hosp. NY
Post op biopsy - 75% of samples positive for cancer, Post op Gleason 3+4
some lymph Nodes tested, all negative
all nerves spared - I'm told
Catheter in for 1 week, using 1 pad a day. 
 
 
 
 
 


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 12/11/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Everything you mentioned sounds normal to me. Except for the unplanned/occasional semi-erections....Though a bit painful, sounds like you're lucky ;-)
 
 
Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
 

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices

 


DoingFine
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 12/11/2008 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the same "symptoms." All is fine now.

Seems like everything simply takes time.
Age at dx: 51 Age now: 52
Great health: Riding bike 200+ miles weekly; no symptoms
First PSA: 4.7 March 2008 (bummer)
Second PSA: 4.97 June 2008
Biopsy June 2008
Positive 5 of 12 cores (real bummer) T1c
Gleason 3+3
Bone scan: 7 July negative
RRP surgery 3 Sept 2008 at the Mayo Clinic: Rochester, MN
All clear
Catheter out 22 Sept 8:30 AM, catheter back in at 11:30 (not happy)
Catheter out 30 Sept (this time for good!)
Total continence, no erectile difficulties from day one (Cialis 10mg daily)
Back on bike 15 Oct. (42 days . . . with doc's approval)
Dec. 2 2008 psa Undetectable!


LV-TX
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   Posted 12/11/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
glabers...I am about 2 1/2 months out and I still get that pain at the end of urinating...runs the full length down to the tip. Funny I had the exact same pain during the biopsy when I about jumped off the table, the urologist said "Opps...got a little close to the nerves"....I wasn't laughing. Anyway the pain is still there, just not every time and not as severe, so most likely it is probably on the normal side for me...but check with your doc anyway just to be sure in your case. Congrats on the erections...I am a bit jealous....
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral (Perineural Invasion present at base)
Gleason (3+3) 6  Stage T1C
August 23 - Bone Scan - Hips, Spine and ribs marked uptake - X-Ray showed clear -Hooray
Sept 9 2nd DRE - questionable - TRUS...shadow in base - Gland now 41 cc
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1,2008
Gleason 7 (4+3) Staged pT2c NO MX
Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
4 tumors in prostate - largest being 6 cm 
PSA Oct 08 <.05


Rolerbe
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 235
   Posted 12/11/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Pretty much the same here.  I'm about 6 weeks out from davinci RALP.  had some blood at the end of urinating, particularly after a bowel movement, and passed a few spongy clots.  that has now subsided.  the burning sensation at the end of urinating at first was due to blood, I guess it has a different pH, or something.  Now I still get some of those feelings at the end, but much less, and reducing with time.  The urethra stretch feeling is less than you describe for me, but still there is the sense that you wish there were just a little more rope...
 
Sounds pretty normal and seems to lessen with time.  You should, of course, bring it up with your MD at next visit.  Best of luck.
 
 

glabers
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 12/11/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, guys. Good to hear I'm not special. LV, don't be jealous, when I say "got a semi", I mean s e m i. looks something like it used to, only twice as bendable. Ah! Whadayagonnado?
Diagnosed:  8/24/08, age-47
Father died of prostate cancer at age 72
PSA 1.5 early 2007, 4.5 mid 2008, all remedies tried & reduced to only 3.2, uh oh.
Biop - 2 positives of 20 samples
Gleason - 3+3
RRP - 11/13/08 via Da Vinci by Dr. David Samadi, Mt. Sinai Hosp. NY
Post op biopsy - 75% of samples positive for cancer, Post op Gleason 3+4
some lymph Nodes tested, all negative
all nerves spared - I'm told
Catheter in for 1 week, using 1 pad a day. 
 
 
 
 
 

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