Strange incontinence pattern

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same_as_u
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   Posted 11/22/2007 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   

     This really has me baffled.  After my first day of having my catheter removed, I went two weeks with the same urination pattern as before surgery.  I did not get a drop on the pads that I was wearing, and I urinated every 60 to 90 minutes as my surgeon instructed.  I also walked for 15 minutes five times daily and did the Kegels.

 

     The third week I figured I was home free and quit walking and doing the Kegels.  A few days later urgency started continuously and hasn’t let up for ten days.  Every time that I sit down for as little as three minutes, when I get up I have to dash to the bathroom.  This never happened in the first two weeks.

 

     Has anybody else experienced this same type of pattern where you were fine the first two weeks and things went south afterward?  If so, I would love to hear from you as to what happened later – did you improve quickly or was it a long process?

 

     When I described this to my surgeon he gave me no solution.  I did resume my walking and Kegels two days ago.

 

Walt


Walt

 
Born 1940 - 67 yo
PSA 6.9 March '07 to 5.1 July '07
Biopsy May 2007
clinical stage T1c
Prostate size 25 by TRUS
Prostate Surgery scheduled for October 12 2007
Gleason 4+4


puget
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 11/22/2007 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I wasn't completely dry immediately after surgery, but I do remember that my leaking got worse about 2 weeks after and then gradually got better. At the time I wondered if I had overdone the kegels and my muscle was simply tired. Anyway, it did get better and I was pretty much dry by week 5. Don't despair.
Puget
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 = <.01 (Hooray!!)


lifeguyd
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   Posted 11/23/2007 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Others have reported that there was a period of time two to four weeks after surgery when continence got worse.  It was explained to me that some of the internal surgical swelling had subsided and thus opened up the passages.

In other words, right after surgery internal swelling often impedes urine flow.  When the swelling begins to go down a few weeks later you need to control it more yourself.

That could explain the change you are experiencing.


 
Biopsy 10/16/06
T2A,  PSA 4.7
Gleason 4+4=8 right side
adrenocarcinoma of prostate
DaVinci Surgery 01/16/07
Post op report,confirms Gleason4+4=8
no extra extension/invasion identified
age 65
no continence problems
Back on the golf course...
90 day PSA  less than 0.01 (undetectable)
Six Month PSA still undetectable
Dealing with ED problems with Caverject/Viagra
nine month psa slightly elevated + .02
 
 
 


same_as_u
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   Posted 11/23/2007 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Many thanks Puget, Lifguyd and Chas. That is exactly the kind of experience that I needed to hear about. My family doctor gave me a quick, “It’s the healing process”. That explained little. Your explanation makes total sense, and helps me have a handle on what’s going on.

Walt
Walt

 
Born 1940 - 67 yo
PSA 6.9 March '07 to 5.1 July '07
Biopsy May 2007
clinical stage T1c
Prostate size 25 by TRUS
Prostate Surgery scheduled for October 12 2007
Gleason 4+4


bluebird
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   Posted 11/25/2007 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   

sad  Whew ~ Walt

I'm sure glad to see at the very ending of your posting that you started back with the kegels and the walking!!!  My heart was in my throat...   tongue

Great responses back to you!!!!  yeah    Let us know how things go ~ okay!. 

Reminder:  The little sphincter muscle must stay strong!  It would be wise to continue the walking, stairs, and kegels... each and every... day....

Keeping you close as you continue healing ~ with friends.... Lee & Budd


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

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