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lewvino
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   Posted 7/28/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm at 11 months post davinci and had a different experience last night. I've ben 99.99% dry since cath removal and having great success with Levitra.
 
Last night I woke up and my leg was slightly sticky where my penis has been laying. I don't believe it was urine. It reminded me of the 'younger days' and almost a mild wetdream type stickyness.
 
Any ideas on what this might have been? From what I have read I thought that the semen from testicles would now go up into the bladder some how or is it possible some can still get out. 
 
Just curious if others have experienced anything like this
 
Larry  
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
Final Path report:
20% of the prostate Involved
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
 
First post Surgery PSA - 0
Six month PSA - 0
Ten month PSA - 0


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 7/28/2010 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you certain it wasn’t just perspiration?
Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


James C.
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   Posted 7/28/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I suspect it was the after effects of a nocturnal erection, and the fluid was from the Cowpers gland, which is usually left intact during the RRP. That's the gland that produces the pre-lube we are used to seeing as we become sexually excited.

Here's the wiki definition:

The Cowper's glands (bulbourethral gland) are male sexual glands. They are two small racemose glands that are located below the prostate and discharge a component of the seminal fluid into the urethra. They are homologous to the Bartholin's glands in the female. The secretions provide fluid to lubricate and clean the lower urethra, which may have residue left from its use during urination.
During sexual arousal each gland produces a clear, viscous secretion known as pre-ejaculate. This fluid helps to lubricate the urethra for spermatozoa to pass through, it neutralizes traces of acidic urine in the urethra, and helps flush out any residual urine or foreign matter. It is possible for this fluid to pick up sperm, remaining in the urethral bulb from previous ejaculations, and carry them out prior to the next ejaculation. (Wikipedia)
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 110 gms., margins clear
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN


lewvino
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Total Posts : 384
   Posted 7/28/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I had wondered about perspiration myself but it was only in one small area on the leg.
The most logical answer seems to be from James C. with the Cowpers gland.

Thanks,
Larry
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
Final Path report:
20% of the prostate Involved
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
 
First post Surgery PSA - 0
Six month PSA - 0
Ten month PSA - 0


Kongo
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 7/28/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Larry. The semen travels from the testes to the seminal vesicles via the Vas deferens tube. It doesn't go to the bladder. If the seminal vesicles were removed during surgery, I think they would just tie the Vas deferens off rather than splice it into the bladder. Maybe what you experienced was some sort of post surgical mucuous.
============================
Age:  59
Dx:  March 2010
PSA @ Dx:  4.3 (Latest PSA = 2.8 after elimination of dairy)
Gleason:  3+3=6 (confirmed by second pathologist)
Biopsy:  1 of 12 cores contained adenocarcinoma at 15% involvement and no evidence of perineural invasion
DRE: Normal
Stage:  T1c
Bone scan and chest x-rays:  Negative
Prostate Volume: 47 cc
PSA Velocity:  0.19 ng/ml/yr
PSA Density:  0.092 ng/ml/ccm
PSA Doubling Time:  > 10 Years
Treatment Decision:  CyberKnife radiation treatment in June 2010.  Side effects:  None
 
 
 


lewvino
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   Posted 7/28/2010 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Kongo....That is what I had thought but had read somewhere about what happens to semen after prostate removal and think the doc said it is usually discharged with your urine. So gets out somehow...
Surgical mucous...suppose anything is possible but I'm at 11 months....

After James C. post I found this on the web:

WHERE AND WHAT IS THE COWPER'S GLAND?

The bulbourethral glands or Cowper’s glands is the third of the accessory structures. These are a small pair of glands along the urethra below the prostate. Their fluid is secreted just before emission of the semen; therefore, it is thought that this fluid may serve as a lubricant for inserting the penis into the vagina, but because the volume of these secretions is very small, researchers are not completely sure of this function
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
Final Path report:
20% of the prostate Involved
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
 
First post Surgery PSA - 0
Six month PSA - 0
Ten month PSA - 0


goodlife
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   Posted 7/28/2010 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe you had a visit from the s*x fairy and never woke up.
Goodlife
 
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
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01

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