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   Posted 12/13/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I've noticed lately that everytime I have a BM I get a partial erection which is improving with time. I am about 11 months out from surgery.  I know that the prostate is very close to the colon and the nerves were spared.  I don't know if the added pressure has anything to do with the healing nerves.  Its not a question that I want to ask my Uro.  From his responses to some of my prevoius questions, he probably doesn't have a clue. Anyone out there with a similar experience?  Hope this is not an inappropriare question. nono
Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable
8/11/08 -2nd Post-OP PSA 0.02 Undetectable
8/15/08- No more pads as of today  Whoopee!!!
11/13/08- 3rd post-op PSA 0.02 Undetectable

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 12/13/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I do recall someone here (hope it wasn't you!) reporting this, so it has happened before. I'm 9 months out from surgery -- and it hasn't happened to me, but I'll live in hope....
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week and 7-month PSAs: 0
Bimix injections working well 

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 12/13/2008 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bootheel,

Yeah, I get reactions like that once in a while. It started about 6 mons out of surgery and it didn't happen before surgery. Don't know what causes it but I'm thankful for all of life's little pleasures...

Age 74. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 7/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/28/09
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08.  Surgery on 6/25/08  T1N1M0 - Stage IIA  Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scan on 12/2/08 - in remission!!!
Next scan on 2/26/09.
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

Sam Benton
Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 12/14/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Haven'thad that experience yet, but it gives me hope. I'll take any reaction at this point.


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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 12/14/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   

I have had the same reaction. I am 13 months out.



Age 62 Born Dec 30/45
Diagnosed with regular check up PSA 4.7
Biopsy Sept 2007  7 of 12 positive
Surgery- Da Vinci Nov 13- London Ontario- Canada

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 12/14/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my surgery a little over a year ago and I'm experiencing the same thing. I thought it was quite odd, because there is certainly nothing ummmm, stimulating about that function confused . But I'll take what I can get  smilewinkgrin  .

Paul in Sunrise, FL
Diagnosed 7/07 age 52, 53 now.
PSA 2.5-3.5 at diagnosis.
Biopsy proved positive.
Davinci surgery 10/07.
All nerve bundles/lymph nodes spared.
Continence returned by 12/07.
ED getting better everyday w/Viagra.
PSA's post surgery all <.01.
Dr. Daniel Ead, Urologist in Plantation FL

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 12/14/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Welll, the infamous Martin Luther, once remarked that, and I paraphrase here, that taking a dump was nearly a sexual experience to him, so perhaps you guys are on to some thing. lol.

Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 9-2008 14.9
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Non-nerving sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes. Left lobe: infiltrating tumor miscroscopically appears to extend to marked left posterior margin

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 12/15/2008 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah what a site. There is feedback on every question no matter how odd. I too, 18 months out, occasionally have this same reaction when applying a slight push pressure. Perhaps it should henceforth be known as a reverse kegel. shocked
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07
4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 12/15/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Another reason to look forward to the BM, if mine worked that way, I'm sure I would be on a steady diet of fiber and ex-lax!!!
46 you when diagnosed, now 48
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01, 9 Month PSA 0.01
One Year PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Occasional Success with Oral Meds
Success with BiMix

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