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   Posted 3/3/2011 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I had surgery a year ago and since then continue to leak. Any suggestions short of drugs? Your help is appreciated.

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   Posted 3/3/2011 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
i think there is further surgery, no?

Where did you do your surgery? how many surgeries did your surgeon have under his belt?

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   Posted 3/3/2011 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Surgeon used the DiVinci system and had 30 + surgeries using this system as well many non-robotic operations. No further surgery planned.

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   Posted 3/4/2011 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I would ask my uro about physical therapy - there should be a program for incontinence assistance through a doctor or local hospital. They can check what you are doing for Kegels, to see if you have been exercising the right muscles, and offer dietary suggestions.
I'm not dry yet, at over 16 months out, but I have found a lot of food and drink that can make it worse -
Welcome to HW - as always, sorry you find yourself here.
DaVinci 10/2009
My adjuvant IGRT journey (2010) -

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   Posted 3/4/2011 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm 9 months out from surgery and still leak a pad a day, sometimes a bit more. I recently went to a pad for women with incontinence issues. The pad is smaller, and holds less but is less obtrusive to wear. I usually need a 2nd one late in the day. They are cheaper, smaller and give me a bit of a morale boost since I no longer need the full size mens pad.
If I still leak at a year out I`ll be looking at other options.
age 56
PSA 5.5
Biopsy, both lobes PCa
Gleason 3/4=7
open RP May 18, 2010
Pathology: 15% involved, lymph nodes and v. d. clear, margins clear
June 3-10 10-12 pads/day
2 months 8 pads/day
Aug 1, 2010 5-6 pads/day
Aug 20, 2010 3-5 pads per day
Aug 16, 3 month PSA: undetectable
Sept 22, 2 pads a day
Oct 12, PSA 0.03
Dec 1.5 pads a day
ED OK with no drugs Dec 2010

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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 3/4/2011 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I am going on 4 years post op with robotic surgery and I still drip when I caugh, pass gas, lift something heavy, or don't go to bathroom right away when I get the urge.  I really leak like an open faucet when I have an orgasm.  My uro said "just get use to it, and other than taking some drugs, there is nothing much you can do about it."  I look at it as a small price to pay for not having cancer. 

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   Posted 3/4/2011 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
davidg - you realize this new poster is asking a question about incontinence after a year? He's not asking for opinions about his surgeon, and why would you think he needs other surgery? Are you sure you read what he wrote?

art - welcome, there are a lot of very experienced guys here dealing with every level of incontinence, that should be able to answer any of your questions.

david in sc
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 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10
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