Waking every 1-2 hours to Urinate

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 3/7/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been waking about every 1 to 2 hours to pee every since I had RP in July 2008. This has continued after Virtue sling surgery 5 weeks ago. Don't know if this is just habit or what. The urge wakes me up but after urinating I go back to sleep immediately so not really a big quality of sleep problem. Just had ultra sound and bladder empties completely. Stream is fine. Uro has no real suggestions. One Advil PM will sometimes lengthen the waking to 2-3 hours and of course the amount of liquids consumed also influences.
Does anyone else experience this same thing? What are you doing about it? What does your Uro say?
64  year old male in excellent physical condition.
PSA jumped  3 to 8 in one year
pt2b NO Mx with a Gleason score 3+3=6.
DaVinci RP,  7/23/08. Tumor type: Acinar
size 5.5 cm x 5.7 cm weight: 77 gm.
Largest tumor nodule: 1.3 cm. All margins negative.
Incontinence & ED. Dry nights , no control during day.
Imipremine and detrol, Phy ther. and kegals no help.
FUDS and cystourethroscopy testing 10/09.
24 hr pad wt. 219gm. AUA sympton index 13/35=moderate
Incontinence symp. index severeity score=22
Rec. for sling surgery. Dr. does mostly InVance.
Researched and decided on either AdVance or Virtue.
Virtue sling surgery 2/3/10 NYU med center by Dr. Victor Nitti

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 3/7/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Tall gut,
Like Bronson, I have no experience with the sling. My IMRT tx. is however causing the same problem, waking every couple of hours. I also realized after my cancer reoccurance that one of the the signs cancer has returned is frequent urination. That might  not be the case in your situation, but detrol and even Flomax is sometimes used in these case. Good luck in finding a cure as it really is a pain to wake up that often.
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10
Great family and friends

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