Change in ejaculate consistency

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   Posted 9/18/2010 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Two years prior to my PCa diagnosis, I noticed a decrease in ejaculate output and the consistency of the ejaculate was more gel- like and less liquid.  The only thing I found online was a reference to "old age."  My prostate always felt normal to physicians when a DRE was performed.  Anybody else experience this?
I also wonder why Pop Up ads are now showing up in the area where you are supposed to type your message.  Somewhat hard to type when the ad prevents you from seeing what your're typing devil

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   Posted 9/18/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Or should I say what "you're" typing.

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   Posted 9/18/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
This is embarassing to admit, but I guess I didn't look at my ejaculate. By the time I got out of bed, it wash already flushed.

The only time I was asked to look at it is after my biopsy. That was a little scary.
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

Worried Guy
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   Posted 9/18/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
The last ejaculate I had looked like something from "Aliens". Yikes!
Now it is no muss no fuss. Kind of handy when you think about it.
Jeff (the leaking one)

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   Posted 9/20/2010 2:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Prior to my op I had noticed a change over a couple of years.The volume had definitely dropped off ( I would guess about 50%) and orgasm had definitely become less intense. I put it down to age and things wearing out yeah Post op pathology certainly gave a clue as to why ...... I had quite a lot of the gland involved with tumour, which on reflection, I guess had interfered with the proper functioning of the gland. Now however, a far more eye-popping orgasm than I can remember in many a year seems to be my compensation for the total loss of ejaculate ...... I can live with that smilewinkgrin

Post Edited (BillyMac) : 9/20/2010 1:46:26 AM (GMT-6)

English Alf
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   Posted 9/20/2010 4:05 AM (GMT -6)   
In as much as I ever remember looking at it to "study" it, I'd say my ejaculate had varied a great deal in consistency over the decades prior to PCa diagnosis.

As for eye-popping orgasms, I'd be happy to be able to have something that was even slightly reminiscent of an orgasm. As I told the surgeon last week: it's as if he crossed over two sets of nerves, the one that causes pain and the one that causes pleasure. His reply was: Yes well they are rather close together. So I guess something's shorting out inside me at the vital moment. Everything that's been building up just seems to disappear when I've about half as second to go till I think the fireworks are going to go off. The two seconds later it usually feels rather like I've been kicked in the untouchables, but a bit deeper inside me. (I reckon the prostate is like a third testicle on this basis)
However it can't be that off putting as we still seem to keep trying to make me have an old-fashioned orgasm.

Sorry this is almost too much for a Monday morning! I think I will go and shovel some sand to mend a fence. (No, that wasn't a euphemism; I really do have a real fence to mend)

Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
DRE neg
Biop 2 of 12 pos
Gleason 3+3
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
17 Nov 09 PSA 0.1
17 Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr 10 CT
28 Apr 10 start RT 66Gy
11 Jun 10 end RT
BMs weird
14 Sep 10 PSA <0.1
Erections OK

James C.
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   Posted 9/20/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Alf, your story reminded me of a former neighbor lady who,every time her female dog went into heat, would run outside with a broom and beat the male dog (the only one in the area for miles around, so he knew what to expect) while be was mating with her 'precious'. That old hound knew a beating was coming, but he just docked his head and kept at it, present pleasure overcoming knowledge of future pain each time... smilewinkgrin
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh
ED continues: Bimix .30cc & Trimix .15cc PRN

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   Posted 9/20/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Post surgery - dry orgasms of course, but they grew in length/intensity - way better than pre-surgery, even had the cowpens gland working, to where it almost simulated a "wet" one. really no complaint, since I didn't have any ED.

Post-salvage radiation - now an orgasm is still the same length, but probably 90% of the pleasurable feeling is gone, and the radiation seemed to kill off the cowpens and its contribution to the game. Still no ED, amazingly, but so much pain associated with having sex, that it is not worth the pain and effort to try most times.

Pre-radiation was very doable and pleasant, now, its just a painful chore without any real pleasure to it. Nice catch 22 there. The PC gods teasee a man, "I will give you all the wood you want, but you won't want to use it". Great deal.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.
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