Dilation procedure - effect on continence

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 8/20/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I have developed scar tissue at the site where the urethra was re-attached to the bladder -- just beyond the sphincter.  My doctor advises a procedure in which he will stretch the tissue to re-open the area of the stricture.  He commented that I may see "some" "temporary" relapse with incontinence.  I've been very lucky with good continence, and I'd hate to permanently lose ground.  Has anyone faced this issue?  Thanks in advance for any advice.
60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 8/31/2007 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I am in the same boat, see my recent post. I certainly hope you are getting some good advice. I think there are probably some docs who specialize in fixing problems like this. If I find one, I'll report back.
Abnormal DRE 12/06
Diagnosed 1/23/07
Biopsy 6 cores 1 positive
T2b Gleason 3+3 PSA 1.4
Laparoscopic Prostatectomy 5/11/07
pathology: less than 5% tumor by volume
no cancer in margins or vesicles
cath out on 5/22
PSA test Aug. 2007= less than zero
Continence: none while standing
Diagnosed with "stricture" as the cause of incontinence

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