My doc explained it to me like this: A fully rigid penis has no blood flow in or out. That's the concern of priapism at 4 hours (lack of freshly oxygenated blood to the penis). If you can bend the penis in the middle fairly easily, even if it is firm enough for sex, then priapism is not a concern.
Diagnosed and treated in 2013 at 41 years old.
DX 1/28/13 (PSA 9; BX G3+4, 5 of 12 cores). RALP 4/3/13 w/ Dr. Tewari.
Nerves spared, T2c, N0, G4+3, tumor 10%, organ confined, -margins, -EPE, -SVI, +PNI.
Full continence. PSA undetectable.
Using bimix+pills for ED rehab and penile extender for Peyronie's w/ Dr. Mulhall.
/ Surgery Recap
/ Pathology Report
/ PSA History
I recommend these links for anyone newly diagnosed with PCa:
- NCCN Prostate Cancer online book
(PDF download version
- Questions to ask a Robotic PCa surgeon
and/or a Brachytherapy radiation seeds specialist
- Dr. John Mulhall's excellent book
and YouTube videos (I
) on ED due to PCa
- What you should know about Peyronie's Disease