NEIrish- the term venous leakage is used (Usually) only in the context of penile blood flow during the body's attempt at an erection. Said simpler, it means that the nerves still aren't repaired or restored to the point that they can trigger the veinous valve which normally will close to keep blood in the penis, producing an erection, or
opening the valves to allow the blood to flow out, and the erection subsiding. Most guys get a real life dramatic demo of this when they use the penis pump the first time and their system hasn't healed to the extent needed to function normally. It is really distressing to pump up a nice healthy erection and then see it drop back down as soon as the vacuum is removed.
That was my moment of truth, as far as realizing just what my status was, erection wise. So, if your husband has blood loss issues during surgery, that has no relation to the mentioned 'veinous leakage' in the video. Two seperate issues completely.
As far as gland size related to ED, I'd be interested in that thread. My 110 gram one, removed during
open RRP, with the possible-probable stretching of the nerves, even before surgery had begun to give me ED, has surely contributed to my lack of any ED improvement at the end of 3 years now. My surgeon speculated that the size contributed directly to both pre and post surgery difficulties in ED. Even when 'nerves spared' there's still a lot of damage can happen to the bundles, and depending on the skill and determination of the surgeon, can result in men needing more months than others to recover. Thanks for bringing this discussion up, guys.
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% involved, 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