testosterone and prolactin

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   Posted 1/2/2009 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Is it standard practice after having your prostate removed, due to prostate cancer, to have blood work done to check testosterone and prolactin levels? I was told, if your prolactin was too high, and your testosterone
was too low, it could cause problems with erections and orgasm, as well as libido.


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Prolactin (PRL) is a peptide hormone primarily associated with lactation. In breastfeeding, the act of an infant suckling the nipple stimulates the production of prolactin.
Are you sure about being tested for Prolactin?
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.

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   Posted 1/2/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Both are true! So why is the Doc wanting to know Mike? Just wondering.

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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Isn't taking Teststeron will increase your possibility or risk to wake up the sleeping Giant we got rid of called Prostate cancer ?

April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Nerve Sparing open RP / Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence not an issue, no pads used from the get go.
1 month PSA next to not detected

ED is a longer battle:
1 month out start using occasionally Cialis and 50MG Viagra to promote blood flow with no response.
3 months and 6 months PSA not detected
ED 6 months mark starting with VED therapy and being more aggressive with meds , in addition taking Folgard supplement daily.
April 2008 : 10 month out and start seeing some serious improvements with ED while using Meds and VED , can achieve erections, Mid nights erections almost on a regular basis , and uncontrolled 90 % erections spontaneously.
1 year visit on June 13 2008 woohoooo!!!

ED: With Viagra Usable erection for intercourse , AND AT 80% without any medications !!
Fully continent since removal of catheter.
PSA one year : 0.0 as of 6/13/ 2008 BIG Wooohoooooooooo!!!!
UPDATE AS OF Dec 2008 (18 months out)
PSA  stil Undetectble!!!!
No continance issues!!!!
ED Mostly  getting better  with oral meds and the right woman  = good  sex
80% without any help   and 95% with oral Meds ... 100% with  VED
hope to keep progressing and by 24 months get back to 100% potency  WooooHoo!!!

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