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How To Rehab A Penis After Prostate Cancer Surgery
The penis is fine!: Testicular cancer surgery removes the testicle from the scrotum and does not affect the penis. There may be some pain and swelling for a few days, but after that goes away the penis should work just fine! If only one testicle is removed there is enough testosterone that erections should be normal. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
May be...: There has been no magic timing to start ed-rehabilittion after prostatectomy for prostate cancer. But it's reasonable to start such as soon as the patient feels comfortable, usually after post-op catheter removal, probably 2 weeks after surgery. The options are using pde-5 inhibitors such as viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) or cilais, and / or penile pump device. Of course, individual difference among urologist. ...Read more
My dad (age 61) has aggressive stage 4 prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy, and will not get any treatment. How long is he likely to live?
Here are some ...: Sorry to hear the sad news of your dad. Who decided not to get any Rx? Your dad or Doc or both? If Doc or both, he would be in the real terminal stage & hard to live longer than 4-6 months; if by himself & still fighting to live on, he may still have some existing strength to live > 6 months. So, ask Doc along the course of his last days of life so he may cope with such to preserve quality dignity ...Read more
Probably not need...: Removing blocking part of prostate by either TURP (resection) or PVP (laser) would very rarely cause urine leakage requiring the use of pull-ups. Of course, the likelihood to have urine leakage after these procedures is largely related with surgeon's skill. But, it does occur, most of cases will improve and resolve over time. For detail, ask your urologist. ...Read more
Here are some ...: It's reasonable to start the efforts to help "restore" surgery-related ED as early as 4-6 weeks after uneventful radical prostatectomy - no complication. Over the past 10 yrs, the trend for such endeavor is as early as possible, but no one really knows the magic time to begin. So, ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Having advanced prostate cancer and on hormone therapy. How long a wait till tumor shrinks to a workable size does 8 months sound ?
Prostate ca: What do you mean by workable size?The response to therapy-. In this case- hormonal therapy will be individually basis.Majority'll respond well and you can see this by following your psa as the level will go down.Now how long it will take to become normal- it varies, and will depend on the tumor burden.Some imaging like a bone scan or ct scan periodically can be used to monitor the response as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.
How long should a patient wait before starting chemotherapy and after the breast cancer surgery ?
12 weeks: Studies have shown that benefit from chemotherapy doesn't begin to drop off as long as it is started within 12 weeks of surgery. I take the type of cancer into consideration, though. For more aggressive breast cancers, i like to start chemo within 4-6 weeks. For the slower growing er+ cancers, within 12 weeks is fine and supported by data. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Variable: This is a very common question and concern. It is highly variable. The tendency (for obvious reasons) is for most patients to want surgery/therapy immediately. However, one of the most important aspects of proper mgmt is to completely evaluate and stage the cancer...Which can prolong surgery/therapy a month or more. While unsettling, this has proven to ultimately improve the long term results. ...Read more
While your: Urologist may have another answer, if you can achieve an erection, you may attempt sexual intercourse. Do not anticipate an ejaculation (which is different from an orgasm), since the prostate makes the majority of the juice in an ejaculate, and your prostate is now gone. It's good you are thinking about sex which means your libido works. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after adult distal hypospadia surgery will I be able to ejaculate & or have intercourse?
Not at all: Pain is due to incisions, not the lung, which really has no feeling. In some patients, some degree of incisional pain can persist for months. ...Read more
Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ?
Depends upon surgery: Distal urethral diverticulum can be surgically corrected by a simple cut-back or marsulialization. Diverticulum higher up usually corrected by transvaginal surgery. Best to ask urologist or uro-gynecologist performing the surgery, but either way recovery should be about 2 - 3 days. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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