Overnight Incontinence

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 6/20/2007 3:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all!

It's been almost a year since my DaVinci and I've stayed dry except for the minor dribble from being too tired.  Last night though I woke to find myself soaked.  I usually go before going to bed (which I did) and may wake during the night to go.  Has anyone else had this happen?  This is the first time and I wonder if it wasn't a fluke or something else starting to go wrong.  I just had a psa 2 weeks ago and it was undetectable!
DaVinci Surgery on 6/26/06
PSA 3.8 to 10.2 just before surgery
Gleason 3+3

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 6/20/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm five months out and have had a few experiences like yours -- maybe three. In each case it has happened after I drank a wee bit too much of the alcohol that evening. Are you drinking or taking any kind of tranquilizer or muscle relaxant meds.? That could play into it. It happened to me early in the evening while I dozed on the recliner or during an afternoon nap, after a lunch with vino. Never during the night though.
So -- watch the alcohol and the general amount of liquid you consume toward the end of the day.  It adds up and will overtax your bladder while you're dead asleep.
I'm sure it has something to do with your solid/liquid/ diet, but be sure to talk to your doctor about it.
Best to ya,

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 6/20/2007 4:11:13 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 6/20/2007 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a year past RP and just had the same thing happen.   However, I also had radiation... I called my Radiation/Oncologist --- he said its not a recurrence issue, but I shpould check back in with my uro.   THat's what I'm doing --- I'll follow this thread to see what others might share.

Age 46
Initial PSA march of 2006: 28
PSA May of 2006: 39
8 of 12 cores malignant
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Gleason 3+4
Post surgury PSA fluctuated between .04 and .09
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sesions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undectable

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 6/21/2007 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your help guys!  I do watch how much I drink at night....no liquids after 7pm!  I did have a beer that evening around 6.  I have had alcohol later and 2 or 3 classes of wine...but no issues. 
I'll keep watching.......
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