What to expect after prostate removal

After the prostate is removed, while you are still under anesthesia, a catheter (thin, flexible tube) will be put in your penis to help drain your bladder. The catheter will usually stay in place for 1 to 2 weeks while you heal. You will be able to urinate on your own after the catheter is removed.

Is it possible to get an erection after prostate removal?

Yes, it is possible to get an erection after removal of the prostate. However, it will most likely require you to take a medication such as Cialis or Viagra to help improve the erections. If those medications don’t work then you may need to start penile injections or even surgically have…

When should prostate removal be performed?

Prostate removal is considered when: The prostate gland is greatly enlarged. There are significant complicating factors, such as obesity. The wall of the bladder has been significantly damaged and requires repair. For Prostate Cancer. Prostatectomy is effective in treating prostate cancer in men whose cancer has not spread beyond the prostate

What happens to a man when he has his prostate removed?

Prostate removal can have serious implications for men, either on their sexual life or in general. The side-effects that men can face include urinary incontinence, such as urinary leakage, trouble with urination, increased frequency or urge to urinate; erectile dysfunction; loss of fertility;

What is your life expectancy after prostate cancer surgery?

Men with clinically detected, localized prostate cancer and long life expectancies gained an average of 2.9 years of life after undergoing radical prostatectomy, according to a randomized study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Will I have an erection after prostate cancer treatment?

Have you ever wondered, will I be able to have an erection after prostate cancer treatment? You are not alone. Many men who are facing a prostate cancer diagnosis, or who have undergone prostate cancer treatment, are worried about whether or not they will be able to have an erection after prostate cancer. What Is Prostate Cancer?

Can you get sex after prostate surgery?

For many men, prostate cancer treatment choice determines these answers. If you elect robotic prostate surgery your chances of enjoying sex after prostate surgery are very high. However, it is absolutely critical to choose a robotic surgeon with a high case volume and extensive prostate surgery experience.

How long does it take to regain erection after prostatectomy?

Recent Findings About Regaining Potency (erectile function) after Radical Prostatectomy It is important to remember that regaining erectile function takes time after radical robotic prostatectomy. Most studies in the literature use endpoints of 18-36 months after prostate cancer surgery.

Should men worry about erectile dysfunction after prostatectomy?

Men worry about erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy, the operation that involves removing the prostate gland as a way to treat prostate cancer. It’s a legitimate concern. Men, their spouses and partners, and their surgeons should talk about erectile dysfunction before and after the surgery.