Prostate Cancer Community
Prostate cancer questions post surgery
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to advanced or metastatic prostate cancer, biopsy, bone scan, blood in urine or semen, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), CT scan, cystoscopy, erectile dysfunction (ED), hormone therapy, incontinence, pain (abdomen, lower back or hip), PSA test, prostatitis, radiation therapy, rectal exam, recurrent cancer, screening, staging (tumor size, metastasis), transrectal ultrasound, and urinary difficulty, burning, or urgency (leaking).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Prostate cancer questions post surgery

What should my PSA level be (ratio) 5 to 6 weeks after radical prostate removal?
When will I have erectile function again (man in early 50's) time frame is fine
What over the counter (if any) means (foods, vitamins, herbs etc) can I use to help with Ed issues
As stated I cannot get an erection after while trying with wife I did feel pleasure and actually ejaculated something (was not semen). What was it urine?
What are signs that my erectile function might be returning besides an erection?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi there. Usually PSA testing is done as part of follow up testing about 6 weeks after surgery. If the cancer is completely removed, the blood should show no detectable PSA level. Impotence or erectile dysfunction is common side effect after radical prostatectomy. The nerve sparing technique restores potency in men when tumor is localized. Of the two surgical techniques, these are nerve-sparing ones, unilateral prostatectomy can save the neurovascular nerve bundle and bilateral spares both. The erectile function returns in more than half who undergo the bilateral technique and about half for unilateral technique. Prostatectomy can also impair erectile function by altering blood flow to penis. Other determinants of post op impotence are, patient’s age, and prior sexual potency. It may take as long as a year for the function restoration. Your doctor could prescribe you sildenafil, to stimulate erection, penile injections and vacuum pumps help. It is only the ability to have erections rigid enough for intercourse that gets affected not the orgasm, or ability to enjoy sex. Orgasms post surgery is dry since seminal vesicles and prostate gland responsible for ejaculatory fluid are removed. Hope this helps. Take care.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Are there signs that erectile function is returning othe rthan an erection?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Prostate Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank