Husband was sailing along post-daVinci for the first six weeks with 1 pad/day after catheter removal and just an occasional little "oops" squirt with exertion.
Then, he started urinating much more, and then a couple of weeks ago, started leaking badly at varying times of day. Sometimes all morning long, then the next day, it would be in the evenings.
We brought this up with our daVinci doc and he was concerned, stating that frequency shouldn't be happening and leaking shouldn't be getting worse.
On the spot, they numbed and did a bladder check. He said it could be any of three things:
The camera showed no indication of the first two, so he put husb. on 30 days of anti-spasm pills. These apparently aren't spasms you "feel." They are the kind that just make you "go." We go back to Austin in 30 days for a follow-up. (They also put him on a 2-day antibiotic as a precaution against infection for the camera look.)
I'm posting this for others who might be experiencing this same thing. We'll keep you posted on progress. Leakage is emotionally discouraging/frustrating/disappointing/you-name-it.
Husband age 65
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly