A sprinkle rather than a stream when urinating?

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LenB
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   Posted 4/8/2010 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
It has been 6+ months since my surgery (DaVinci) and I still haven't had a steady stream when urinating.  If I sit on the bowl, no problem, I have a steady stream. If I stand, I sprinkle all over the place.  I memtioned it to my doc and he said it had to do with balance.  I'm not buying it. When does the steady stream return? 
I haven't moved past 3 pads per day (2 during the day and 1 at night).
 
Lenmad
Age: 65
DX: 7/10/09
Gleason: 7
Biopsey: 2 chips with some cancer cells out of 30.
Robotic Surgery: 9/10/09
Cath out: 9/23/09
1st post op PSA: 10/20/09 <0.1
2nd post op PSA:  1/25/10 <0.1
 


defender3
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 98
   Posted 4/8/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I can only comment on my individual case, but I had the same problem after my open procedure. However, I recovered quickly and now 65 days post op I have a stream I haven't had for years and almost complete control. I wear a light pad during the day as sometimes when I stand or move quickly to one side, I leak a bit (coughing too).

I have to add that some of the progress was unexpected. My doctor made clear I need to get off the pads and put me on an aggressive regiment. No pads at night and a reduction from regular to lightpads, then no pads during the day (still not to that point yet). He explained that part of retraining the muscles and gaining control is not only physical, but mental. Each process compliments the other while building confidence and reducing reliance on a pad. I was skeptical, but I did it. One day I was leaking and the very next day I was fine. Maybe it was the walking, maybe it was paying more attention to the task at hand, but it worked. I'm not sure if this applies to you Len, but if it does I hope it helps.

In This Together Wife
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 4/8/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Bear is  almost 5 months post RRP and has the sprinkle standing or sitting.  Someone mentioned their surgeon said he erred on the side of smaller bladder neck resconstruction  with chance of lower stream rather than the other option with chance of incontinence.  At least I think that is what they said.  Gave us some peace of mind.  Rather have a sprinkle than a flood. 
CareBear
(Bear's stats) Age 49
 8-4-09    Family Practioner for back pain  PSA 4.9
8-20-09  Consult with urologist                PSA 4.89
9-2-09    Biopsy          3 cores positive 7% 3+3 (6) gleason
11-13-09 DaVinci
11-23-09 Cath removed  Path report cancer contained neg. margins
 2-22-10  PSA 0.01 !!!


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/8/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
A sprinkle due to "balance". Oh please.
I had surgery years ago for a urethral stricture. My stream was like a spray nozzle causing me to pee over everything. I could not pee without getting the rim of the bowl wet unless I squatted down. The pattern was about a foot wide.
Take a picture of your stream while peeing and show him. "Balance" indeed.
Good Luck,
Jeff
Married 34 years, DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%.
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
12/11/09 5 months: 3 pads per day, 400-450ml/day
02/26/10 7 months: 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
03/22/10 8 months: 3 pads per day, 280 ml/day (5 day avg.) PT says all muscles are tight and working properly. There must be another issue. Uro mtg 4/23. Did I waste 6 months?
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.


gold horse
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 360
   Posted 4/8/2010 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Len I have a friend who has the same problem,it is almost four years and he has had four surgery because scart tissues.
I haD scart tissues problems a few weeks after surgery.you should be urinating like a horse do not waste time and ask your doc
to insert the camara to look inside good luck.yeah
DIAGN=46 YEARS
GLEASON=3+3
FATHER HAD PC,THEN I THEN MY BROTHER STILL HAS TWO BROTHER PC FREE.
MARRIED,TWO CHILDREN.AGE 13 AND 8.
LAPROSCOPY SURGERY 6/2005
PATOLOGY REPORT.
GLEASON=3+3
TUMOR VOLUME=5%
LYMPHOVASCULAR INVASION=NEG
PERINEURAL INVASION=POSI
TUMOR MULTICENTRICITY=NEG
EXTRAPROSTATIC INVASION=NEG
SEMINAL VESICLES BOTH=CLEAN
MARGIN ALL=NEG
PT2ANXMX
DEVELOP SCART TISSUE AND NEEDED A SECOND SURGERY BECAUSE COULD NOT URINATE,
PSA 6/05=0.04,0.04,0.04,6/06,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/07,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/08,0.04,0.04,1/09
0.04,10/09,0.04
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 4/8/2010 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Len, it's a "balance" problem? That was a pretty choice answer from your doctor, sure that was a big help to you. Does sound like it might be time to have a scope up your urethra so that a doctor can get a clear picture of what is going on. I hope you can find an answer and solution soon.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29

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