I am new to the board. On April 15 I had a radical prosectimy. My PSA was 5 and my Gleason was 3 + 3. The surgery seemed to go well. They did find some tumor on the outside of my prostate though.
Right now that seems to be the least of my problems. I had my cath removed after 2 weeks. I was able to urinate just fine. After three days though....I peed, and there was not blood in my urine stream, but more like urine in my blood. I completely shut down and was sent to the ER. I was recathed, and they found a bad bladder infection. They put me on an IV of Leviqun and sent me home with a 10 day supply.
I kept the new cath in for 1 week. After it was removed, within 2 days of it being out this time, (and being able to void with no problem), I locked up again. Again I went back to the ER, where I was cathed, and the infection was still there. They put me on Sulfamethe.
My surgeon did a scope on me yesterday and everything looks good. I have a new cath in me until next week.
My surgeon mentioned that if I continue to lock up after the cath is removed, I may have to do intermittent self cathing...possibly for the rest of my life. He did say though that the infection could have been locking it up, and things may be just fine when they remove the cath next Friday.
No one I've talked to has ever heard of this before. This was never mentioned as a possible outcome.
Does anyone know anything about this? Has this happened before?