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I Had Prostate Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 23 People

    Mine Is Shorter Too...

    I'm glad I read your story and know I'm not alone... I thought I was. I had robotic surgery, all went well and I was out of hospital in a couple of days. Three days after surgery my genitals swelled.. and swelled, and swelled. Really painfull. The doc said there would be some...
    dropzone dropzone
    66-70, M
    Feb 24, 2011

    I Had A Robot Assisted, Laparoscopic, Radical Prostatectomy; For Prostate Cancer

    Sounds like a handful, I'm not sure I would do it again. I'm not sure I would recommend it, given the alternatives. However, here is my story. I had my Prostate removed in 2007. It left me impotent and slightly incontinent (urine only) and with low testosterone. Because they...
    OliverDrab OliverDrab
    5 Responses Sep 7, 2012

    Had prostate surgery 6DEC13.

    Incontinence improving after 3 months, but ... why doesn't anyone detail that they have high leakage days followed by low leakage days and some idea of HOW leakage goes down. I understand that this may depend on the person but some idea of other peoples' experience would help. I...
    naturesworkshop naturesworkshop
    70+, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2014

    My Robotic Prostate Surgery

    On January 7 I went to Kaiser West L.A. very early in the morning to have the surgery performed. The doctor has done more than 200 prostatoctemies (not sure how this is spelled) and, apart from his observation that my prostate seemed large, thought I’d be going home the next...
    Jan 24, 2013


    Transurethral resection of the prostate, aka "a roto-rooter job". For years I've had a problem urinating - all of the usual symptoms, straining to go, frequency, not emptying the bladder, getting up 3-4 times during the night, you name it. And last year, CT scans and ultrasounds...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 23, 2013

    How I Changed After Prostate Surgery

    The penis shortens about 2 inches from prostate surgery.  I only had 1 1/2 inches before surgery so now you see where this left me.  Now where my penis was is only a flap of skin and an opening which looks something like a deformed vagina.  I can no longer stand to...
    wineglass wineglass
    5 Responses Jul 27, 2009

    Room Service

    "Room service - last name, please."I gave her my last name, and after a few seconds of lookup on her computer, she verified my first name, then asked what I wanted for supper.I gave her my order (meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and a container of 1% milk), and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 23, 2013

    I Had A Life Change

    i had prostate surgery an i am less of an man to my wife
    desadieralton desadieralton
    1 Response Oct 13, 2011

    Bph - Not Cancer

    Yeah, I had prostate surgery.  I didn't have any choice.  I was in the ER once or twice a month for this (a male not being able to urinate is one of the seven "true emergencies" they deal with at hospitals). I had what's called "BPH."  That means, Benign...
    Zotz123 Zotz123
    70+, M
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2010

    Laser For BPH

    Has anyone had greenlight laser for BPH? If so, please tell of your experience including anesthesia and recovery. TIA
    Jds4med Jds4med
    56-60, M
    Apr 5, 2013

    I Had Robot Assisted Prostate Sugury

    Just resently, actualy. Just having my cathider out, I am continent and recouperating fine. No errection yet, but it gets a little bigger when I'm arroused. Keep you posted.
    wiib wiib
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

    Thinking About The Future

    I haven't had surgery, but I have prostate cancer . My test numbers put me in the category of "very low risk," which means the tumor could be what they’re now calling “indolent.” Prostate cancer often (though not always) remains indolent for upwards of 30 years, doing...
    wabbott11 wabbott11
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 19, 2012
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