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Viperguy
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   Posted 3/21/2011 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   

This is extremely embarrassing to discuss but since the cath removal I have been leaking pretty bad.  The very tip of Jr. is red from irritation.  Probably rubbing the pad combined with urine.  Any suggestions on an ointment to help the pain and redness.  It's right on the tip where urine comes out. 


lowandslow
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   Posted 3/21/2011 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I was told Vaseline is my best friend, so thats what Ive been using.
Age 48
November 2010 PSA 4.1
Biopsy 12/22/10
Diagnosed 1/12/11
3 of 7 cores positive 30% involvment all on right side. Left side clear.
No perinural invasion noted
Gleason 7 (3+4)
RRP 3/14/11 at James Center Ohio State U. Dr. Abaza

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/21/2011 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
please don't be embarrassed here - it is part of the healing process - you are not alone -
- zinc oxide - baby rash cream works best for me - keeps junior from getting waterlogged ( exposured to fluid all the time) ...
- keep hands washes when handling your incision area as well as junior - and change pads during the day when you feel uncomfortable - I went from 4-6 pads a day for the first 16 weeks ( including the occasional side leak and changing underwear and pants) down to one pad per 24 hours...
-wishing you all the best for your recovery
not-too-tight hugs,
BRONSON
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

clocknut
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   Posted 3/21/2011 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Neosporin is also a good choice. You might need the anitbiotic that's in neosporin.
Age 65
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays negative.
DaVinci 8/20/10
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
5 brothers, ages 52-67 ; I'm the only one with PCa
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues.
PSA 1/3/10: 0.01

lowandslow
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   Posted 3/21/2011 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Neosporin, now there is an argument I had with my Uro. He says it increases bacteria in damp conditions. I disagree, but will follow whatever he says so I can sue his butt if the need arises. LOL.
Age 48
November 2010 PSA 4.1
Biopsy 12/22/10
Diagnosed 1/12/11
3 of 7 cores positive 30% involvment all on right side. Left side clear.
No perinural invasion noted
Gleason 7 (3+4)
RRP 3/14/11 at James Center Ohio State U. Dr. Abaza

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/21/2011 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting, my uro said to never use Neosporin, for the very same reason low just posted above
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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,

clocknut
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   Posted 3/21/2011 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
That is interesting. I Googled "neosporin penis tip catheter" and found most authoritative sites recommend either neosporin or bacitracin for irritation caused by the catheter. I guess the only safe advice is to ask your uro and follow his recommendations. I even called the manufacturer of Neosporin and was told they didn't have any cautions to offer about using their product to relieve this problem (though they promised to check further). Obviously, no antibiotic is the right choice if the problem is caused by a fungus. In that case, as with jock itch, you need an antifungal.
Age 65
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays negative.
DaVinci 8/20/10
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
5 brothers, ages 52-67 ; I'm the only one with PCa
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues.
PSA 1/3/10: 0.01

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/21/2011 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
neosporin should be used only for a short time period since the bacteria it is combating can develop a fast resistance to it..
skull
- my tattooist and my GP and Urologist alway recommended a 3 day stretch then a break -- use soap and water to keep area clean and then zinc oxide ...
- works well if mr. happy is drowning in peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....
shocked
- I had white spots on mr. happy's head on occasion due to having to a wet pad.... gives another meaning to the British food term, spotted dick.
:-)
hugs,
BRONSON

p.s. definition of "spotted dick"
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_dick
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/21/2011 10:59:33 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 3/21/2011 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
The best thing I learned was to change the pads before they get wet. Several here were of the opinion that I was not getting my money's worth from the pads, but letting them be sopping wet helped me "experience" several urinary tract infections.
That was why I used the pad in a Depends pant - gave me a backup layer, but I could change the pads as needed. If you use just the pant, buy stock in the company first.
 
Neosporin / polysporin / vasaline - I was told to not use anything petroleum-based when I was checked out of the hospital. Therefore vasaline was off the list (and I had bought a fresh jar because "everyone" seemed to suggest it). My dermatologist says polysporin where needed, never Neosporin. He thinks whatever the extra ingredient is = a problem for long-term healing. So that was what I used when needed.
 
Things water-based are hard to find - I used a homeopathic cream when I was desperate (Boiron Calendula gel or cream). It is also good for the RT red spots and sunburn.
 
Just keep it dry, as best you can.

Viperguy
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   Posted 3/21/2011 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
i never heard of polysporin.  I finding myself cursing everytime I feel those droplets.  I'll be honest, the irratation from dribble is almost unbearable.  I'm using about 4 pads a day.  Jr. is so red on the tip it hurts to look at it.  I don't let those pads get soaked.  i tried vasoline and it doesn't help.  My wife just purchase a product called AD.  It's for diaper rash, and contains cod liver oil I don't know how it will do.  I'm going to check out the polysporin.  I'm half tempted to severly limit liquid intake.   
2009 PSA 2.2
2010 PSA 3.2
Biopsy 24 cores 3 positive
Gleason 3 plus 3
Robotic Surgery March 3, 2011 @ 6 am
At home recovering
Cath removal scheduled 3/17/11
Pathological report confusing, no seminal invasion Gleason 6 but margins not completely clear.

142
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   Posted 3/21/2011 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
V,
 
Don't cut back too much on the water - that is a setup for a UTI.
 
Just out of curiosity I looked up the med facts on Polysporin. It does not have Neomycin, (the Neo- of Neosporin). Seems that Neomycin can provoke hives if one is sensitive/allergic to the Penicillin family of drugs.
It is still petroleum based, so did not meet the rules I was given (water-based only).
 
Try the Calendula - at least in my area it costs the same for a tube, and is good for general skin irritation that doesn't need the high power antibiotics.

logoslidat
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   Posted 3/22/2011 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
If I were you I would take a week off from work, do you have sick leave,if you are not retired, stay home and keep that puppy free and clear till it heals and then start over with all the paraphenalia. Can your GP offer any help, you do have a medical condition.
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving

p_elliott
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   Posted 3/24/2011 1:08 AM (GMT -6)   
If I remember my paper work right they said to us triple antibiotics on it. I used alcohol wipes and soap and water.
 
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