I had prostate surgery about 2 years ago and it was cancer. I am unable to have a erection. Does masterbation harm you any way? Frank Krantz April 22, at 7: My Gleason was a 6 but he said the cancer was totally confined to the gland itself and he was able to spare the nerves. My incontinence is virtually non-existent and my catheter was removed in just 6 days after the operation.
My healing has been fabulous in every regard. However as most men have stated, my erections are non existent. My surgeon told me that they might return in 6 months to a year. There is significant urine expulsion during the orgasm however. I guess all in all I am satisified with the outcome of the operation and as many have already said, the best thing to do is just keep trying and hopefully a natural erection will return.
One factor in my favor is the fact that I have always had a very active sex life prior to the surgery and I have been told that is one positive thing. Good luck to anyone who is considering this operation I have only positive things to say about my team and the Hospital where it was performed.
The only thing that could have been better would have been never to have gotten prostrate cancer in the first place! Harwood May 1, at I am a 52 year old white male who had a PSA go from 1.
My urologist had me get a prostate biopsy over a week ago. I thought it was extremely painful, I still have blood in my semen, I put my back out due to tensing up during the procedure. This seems extreme to me. Am I wrong to think this is extreme to repeat the biopsy in 3 months? May 1, at At 52 years old It is a good idea to find cancer if it exists.
The least worrisome of these findings is high grade PIN, which was once thought to be highly associated with prostate cancer, but with most urologists using 12 biopsies instead of 6 the association with cancer is less.
A repeat biopsy for certain diagnosis in 3 months is reasonable. Ways to minimize pain during the procedure include injecting numbing medicine into the prostate and sedation. Rob Hunt May 16, at My family doctor said it could be a muscle strain it is painfull 1 out of 3 time I have sex. What could this be? Bob May 17, at I have been using the pump from week four on.
I had a lot of swelling and had the catheter in for the first three weeks or I was not able to void. I have two questions, first now that the prostate is gone, is it possible to leak urine while having sex. Is it normal not to heal after the biospy for so long?
L from NJ May 18, at 8: The Cialis is best taken the evening before. Hubby had the DiVinci and is fine now. There is no ejaculation but so what, it is not necessary to achieve orgasm.
In addition my husband found that masturbating in the shower prior to making love helped. Standing while having intercourse helps too. Have your wife lay on the edge of the bed KY Jelly helps. It will work again, be patient with yourself and be thankful that this is available, it saves your life and there is more to life than sex.
I do have 1 question that has plagued me. Have any of the men honestly now felt that the removal of the prostate gland in any way changed the mental attitude of the men. I mean like when a woman goes thru menopause, hormone imbalance does many things.
My husband seems to have a shorter fuse, seems to get angry for no real reason, even at our grown kids. Just seems out of sorts almost self-centered like a spoiled child; although his physical side affects are gone for the most part.
PS He does at times have slight twinge or pain when having an orgasm, I think it must be something with the muscle, perhaps they do need to be exercised more. Thank you N William kelly May 26, at 1: I had robotic surgery here in Nashville 5 weeks ago. Altho noone told me my penis would shrink up it has come back to about normal size.
My wife and I started sexual activity after 2 weeks. By the end of week 4 I have been able to achieve orgasm 5 times. I am very encouraged by this even though I have no signs of erection.
We we very sexually active prior to surgery and have sex every day. How soon do you think I should explore items like the pump etc. I take the dosage you recommend of cialis 3 times a week. Thank you for this site. Bill Bill June 2, at As an ecouragement to others I want to mention a significant event for me and my wife. Last night, just short of 7 weeks from surgery I had great response to our sexual activity.
I was able to grow large enough to be inside the vagina and reach orgasm. However, after intercourse my penis actually grew larger, more firm and engorged with blood even tho still not really erect.
This was after about 1 hour after the 50mg dose of Viagra. We are excited and looking forward to more improvement. Thank you for suggesting the medication at an early stage as my surgeon did not bring it up till the 6 week mark. I started Cialis at 2 weeks and tried Viagra last night for the first time. Thank you, Bill jack June 4, at Sex is coming pretty good especially with therapy injection.
But I now realize that there is visible small presence of semen at the tip of my penis after orgasm. Was it not supposed to remain dry after sex?