Many people say they do. From a logic point of view, we all know exercise is good for muscles, so it makes sense.
From an individual point of view, it is hard to prove. There are some variables here. How much urtethra did the surgeon cut out ? How were we built as far as prostate proximity to the bladder ? What kind of a job did the surgeon do sewing our urethra back to the bladder ? etc. etc.
From a technique point of view, are we doing them correctly ? Are doing them too much, tiring out our sphincter ? Are we doing them too little, not building up the muscle ? etc. stc.
I think we are foolish not to do them. Because we don't get lung cancer right away, does that prove smoking is not bad for us ? Kegals don't work instantly, but strengthening the pelvic floor has to be a positive thing.
It is easy to get discouraged (this is an 8 monther talking). You may elect to see a therapist who can measure your efforts and give you some pointers. My advice ( for what it's worth), is to continue kegaling, and goive it at least 6 months. Then perhaps you can cinclude it isn't going to work for you.
Good luck . Keep your head up about
this. I know it is a bummer.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01