I am now 14 months out from the op and ED is still an ongoing problem, but I can achieve some stiffness without medical help. The thing that I worry about is the release of urine on orgasm. This happens every time with some force. I urinate before so my bladder is empty but still pass approx 50 ml. I realise the muscles have been altered and traumatised by the op, but I had hoped that the problem would have resolved by now.
My day to day continence is about 99.9% with a very occassional stress dribble which is hardly enough to dampen underwear.
I would like to hear comments from fellow members about this.
All the best from England.
Diagnosed February 2009. Gleason 6, Psa 7.2, 12 core biopsy, and then Mri scan, which showed organ specific.
DaVinci at Addenbrookes, Cambridge, England 18th May 2009. Nerves removed one side.
Catheter in for 8 days, no pain, no post op problems apart from an infection, cleared with antibiotics.
Some aching around the penis, which still occurs.
6 week psa 0.1, post op pathology all good, confirming pre op tests. Ed a problem, no treatment as yet.
Light ladies pad during the day, just to control a slight dampness and a Tena for men pad at night for occassional leakage.
Awaiting 3 month consultation at the moment.
Sept 09 - still awaiting consultation. 99% dry during the day, tena pad at night just in case.
Sept 18th 09. PSA less than 0.1
Sept 29th follow up consultation at Addenbrookes. Staff happy with progress.
Nov 11th update. One small stress dribble in the last 2 months. Still some muscle stiffness in pelvic area.
March 20th psa less than 0.1 Very occassional stress dribble. No pads for several months.