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How soon can I try sex after prostate cancer surgery?

How soon can I try sex after prostate cancer surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can a man ?Still?Father ?Kids after prostate cancer surgery?

Can a man ?Still?Father ?Kids after prostate cancer surgery?

Prostatectomy: Eliminates the organ that produces seminal fluid (the testis makes the sperm). Nerve sparing can allow for erction and orgasm, but ejaculate and juice are eliminated by gland removal. The testis may make sperm that can be extracted to fertilize in vitro. ...Read more

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After prostate cancer surgery how long before erection is possible?

After prostate cancer surgery how long before erection is possible?

It varies: I've seen return of erections from as soon as one month after radical prostatectomy to as long as two years. The usual time frame i give my patients is closer to the 1.5-2 year window. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate with prostate cancer surgery?

What is the mortality rate with prostate cancer surgery?

Prostate surgery: It is minimall. Some people say it s close to zero. It is really small. There is an open technique, radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic technique. Although laparoscopy is gaining field, apparently there is a higher rate of urinary incontinence and recurrence with laproscopy. Your urologyst should be able to give you uptodate information on the procedure. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

Significantly: It will change. Even if potency is preserved (70% in the best of hands), it will be dry. You need to look at all the options. Cancer doesn't help either. Decide with your partner what is best and go forward with faith! ...Read more

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What important questions should I ask my erologist/surgeon before prostate cancer surgery?

What important questions should I ask my erologist/surgeon before prostate cancer surgery?

Impot, incont, mets: Ask about his statistics on side effects like impotence ( ed), urine incontinence and possibilities of metastasis or recurrence of the cancer. Is it robotic?, is it sphincter sparing? ...Read more

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My friend is scheduled to have prostate cancer surgery in a few days. What should he expect as far as post surgery complications are concerned?

My friend is scheduled to have prostate cancer surgery in a few days.  What should he expect as far as post surgery complications are concerned?

Hopefully few: The most common surgical risks are bleeding, damage to structures/organs surrounding the prostate and post-surgical infection. With the advancement of minimally invasive surgery/robotics, many of these risks have decreased. However, also depends on surgeon experience and patient factors as well. There is also risks of incontinence and erectile dysfunction following any prostate procedure. ...Read more

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Post prostate cancer surgery problem bladder neck contracture. Please help me with this?

Post prostate cancer surgery problem bladder neck contracture. Please help me with this?

Depends: Mild BNC urethral dilation. More significant BNC:cystoscopy & making a cut in the scar tissue.Severe BNC:Simultaneous telescope through urethra & through tiny incision above pubic bone & laser incision is done to minimize tissue trauma.Hope you have a minor BNC. Good luck ...Read more

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Have severe stomach/gut pain at night. Started losartan potassium tab 25 mg 1x daily since 4/21.Blood prehad prostate cancer surgery &radiation 3 yrs?

Have severe stomach/gut pain at night. Started losartan potassium tab 25 mg 1x daily since 4/21.Blood prehad prostate cancer surgery &radiation 3 yrs?

Losartan and pain: The chances of your gut pain being due to your low dose of losartan (l) are pretty small. L is a drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class (arb). Arb's are known to have very few adverse effects and abdominal pain is not one of them. See a physician for the cause of your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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How quickly does a penis heal after testicular cancer surgery?

How quickly does a penis heal after testicular 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

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How well does laser surgery in prostate cancer work?

How well does laser surgery in prostate cancer work?

Laser-not for cancer: Laser surgery is for the treatment of an enlarged prostate, not prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is treated in one of many ways but not laser ...Read more

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What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?

What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?

Multiple: Robotic or laparoscopic surgery, perineal (under the scrotum), or open surgery are multiple ways to remove the prostate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry penis skin, do I have prostate cancer?

What to do if I have dry penis skin, do I have prostate cancer?

Not related....: Dry penile skin has not been known related with prostate cancer. But the common known risk factors for prostate cancer are blacks, family history of prostate cancer in first degree of relatives, and Agent Orange exposure. ...Read more

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Do I have prostate cancer? I have zero symptoms and urine tests are fine but I do have a tiny sensation in the tip of my penis? Started after Lexapro (escitalopram)

Do I have prostate cancer? I have zero symptoms and urine tests are fine but I do have a tiny sensation in the tip of my penis?  Started after Lexapro (escitalopram)

No.: The sensation you describe does not raise any suspicion for prostate cancer. Given your age (25), there is no advantage for prostate cancer screening at this time. If you continue to feel this sensation and it is bothersome, work with your physician and see if it may be related to your Lexapro (escitalopram) prescription. ...Read more

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If prostate cancer is diagnosed, should I have active surveillance, radiotherapy or surgery?

If prostate cancer is diagnosed, should I have active surveillance, radiotherapy or surgery?

TX for Prostate ca: You should choose based on the sideeffects of treatment and how these would impact ur lifestyle.Observation is used for stable psa, older pts with other health issues.Surgery or xrtare both good options with very different se.Discuss these with ur doctor or find a doctor who can still speak english to explain ur options.Its a big decision and i like my pts to be happy with whatever they choose. ...Read more

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How do you choose between surgery and radiation for localized prostate cancer when both have similar success rates and side effects??

How do you choose between surgery and radiation for localized prostate cancer when both have similar success rates and side effects??

Let's discussfurther: The answer to your question is out of scope for this forum. Unfair to answer question in the 400 characters allowed. Treatment is individualized. Happy to review in a consult request. Can review all your particulars. Good luck ...Read more

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Is prostate surgery the best decision for prostate cancer?

Is prostate surgery the best decision for prostate cancer?

It depends: There are several approaches for the treatment of localized prostate. You have choice. Radiation and surgical removal of the prostate ae the standards of care. You have choice. A discussion with a radiation oncologist and a urologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Prostate (Definition)

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


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more