Is there a correlation between incontinence and ED post op radical prostatectomy?

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   Posted 6/10/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Just curious if there is any correlation between ED and incontinence after surgery?   Does recovery from one imply anything favorably for the other, or are they totally independent of each other?

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   Posted 6/10/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   

    I do not believe so.  I am one of the worst "leakers" here but the ED has improved at a much better rate.

    Good Luck,


    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
    Dr. said everything looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    March 8th Started Detrol LA to see if it helps with the leaking?
    March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking.  Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
    April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking.  Leaking started back next day at work!
    May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center.  After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking.  But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
    May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA.
    June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.

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   Posted 6/10/2007 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
What is Arginine?  Is it an over the counter product?  What is it supposed to do? Is it by prescription only?  I've never heard of it.
Age, 53
PSA 3.76, Gleason 6, T1c, scans negative
psa doubling time 35 months
Da vinci robotic scheduled for Thursday, May 31

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   Posted 6/10/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi aviator.  I can't help you now, but after tuesday may have a better idea about the leaking.  I have a long ride (4hrs) from the Dr. Probably wear some dark pants and have some pads in case.


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