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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/25/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all at HW.. Please help me with my problem.. Had RR 2/17/09.. just resently been having trouble going to the bathroom. I have the urge to urinate, but when i try going,nothing comes out..I also experience pain in my bladder area. I also feel i have a full bladder,and the sense of it being blocked at the tip of my penis...  It this part of the healing process? Thankful for advive

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 3/25/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Snuggleup....I would contact your urologist or surgeon immediately. This could be a sign of a stricture and will need catherization. If problems worsen before you get to talk to the doctor...then go to the emergency room and explain to them you had surgery and what you are experiencing now.

This isn't part of the normal healing process in my opinion.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
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 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
       3 month Jan 2009 .06

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/25/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
If you have to go to the ER, this is important, make sure the ER dr talks to the Urologist on call from your doctor's office. When I had the same thing happen, and had to go to the ER for an emergency cath, they used the wrong size and almost ended up hurting me. My dr. was furious that he wasn't contacted as he was asked.

I had this happen twice during the 63 days I was on a total of 5 catheters. This is nothing to fool around with. If it is during your dr's normal hours, you would be best to go directly to his office for treatment. If not, the ER. It's important in the ER that they know that you had just had prostate surgery, as the catheter routes differently.

Let me know what happens, been there, and it hurts.

David in SC

Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9

Post Edited (Purgatory) : 3/25/2009 3:27:04 PM (GMT-6)

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