I got a UTI following my stay in hospital for the operation. Symptoms were burning around the penis, including some loss of skin. I was given the antibiotic Norfloxacin, and after about 6 weeks, it cleared up - took a lot longer than the doctor thought to disappear. The test showed I had picked up Citrobacter which is a hospital acquired bug that is resistant to some antibiotics.
In addition to the Citrobacter, I requested a skin test for yeast infection, and it turns out I also had Candida Albicans. I applied Canesten over the penis and scrotum, and this seemed to help - I still use it a couple of times a week.
One thing I found helpful when I had the UTI was to drink more water. This seemed to dilute the buring effect of the urine, even though it meant more pad usage.
59 years old
Da Vinci surgery Jan 10, 2007, nerves spared
Pre surgery PSA 8, Gleeson 3+4=7, T1C, 3 out of 12 biopsies had cancer
Post surgery pathology says no cancer outside prostate
Complication 1 - urine favoured drain tube over catheter, extra time in hospital, catheter in for 2 weeks
Complication 2 - urinary tract infection - Citrobacter (hospital bug), 6 weeks anti biotics cleared up
Complication 3 - fungal growth on genitals (candida albicans) probably from antibiotics
PSA test 10 weeks after surgery - PSA undetectable