How long until the uritra discomfort go away

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/23/2007 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I had devinchi robatic prostate surgery on October 29th, and on Nov 12th this Doctor's Nurse pulled the catheter out like it felt she pulled my guts out.
-When ever I use the bathroom for #1 or 2 there is discomfort.
-When I wash my self thereis pain inside the uritra area.
Is this Normal?
 My history,
54 YO, had no problem what so ever, great Sex-life, father had prostate removed at age 75.
Had my yearly Phisycal and blood test ended with PSA at 5.
Took Antibaitic for 10 days the PSA whent down to 4.1, whatied another 20 days and PSA was 3.9.
Dr. Recommended biopsy and out of 10samples 1was abnormal, and 3mm of one lower left lobe was diagnised as cancer. GS-6
Generally I am OK except that any time I stand up and any pressure to my bladder, it causes a bit of dischard. I hope it get better. Are these normal at this stateg of my recovery?

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 11/23/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   

    Welcome Sam,  your only a few weeks post op so some soreness should be somewhat normal.  If it is sharp pains I would call your Dr.  Just remember you had major surgery.  Let your body take time to heal.

    Good Luck,


    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
        Biopsy Sept. 27, 2006 - Diagnosis Sept. 29 - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
        RRP on Oct. 17, - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 28 days 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 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 0.00 agian!!!
    June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.
    Oct 17, 2007 1 year Post Op - Still fighting moderate / Severe incontenance. Using 4-6 pads a day.  Erections usable....sometimes!...Better with 100mg Viagra

New Member

Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 11/23/2007 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for your reply posting, that makes me feel better. Appriciat it and wish you all well.


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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 11/24/2007 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello VE,

Anything that you feel is abnormal is something your doctor needs to know about. Like the others have said is true however; your body has just been through great trauma, and needs more than a few weeks to heal. My doctor's advice was to ask: "Is today maybe just a little bit better than the day before, and is this week better than the last?" If you can say: "I think so." You'll be just fine.

Good luck, and I wish you a seedy recovery.

Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"

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