Yes , a man can have an orgasm after surgery with no pain and yes dry as the saudi desert ! Your sexual function afterwards depends on the skill of the surgeon and if you were able to raise the flag before surgery ! Pray that everything goes well !View Thread
I have questions about the meaning of these positive margins in particular . 1. APEX: Positive , focal , right side. What does focal mean with this margin ? 2. PERIPHERAL: Positive , right lateral toward apex in area of capsular incision. What does capsular incision mean with this margin ? Could this positive margin be an artifact ?View Thread
I had an RP performed August 16, 2012: Gleason 3 + 4 = 7, with a positive margin; all of my post-surgery PSA test results (every 3 months) were undetectable (< 0.05), all tested by same lab.Well my last PSA test came back detectable at 0.028, tested by a different laboratory and my urologist is talking secondary treatment. From my understanding BCR is 0.2 and rising! Why would the other laboratory report a detectable PSA level when clearly 0.028 is lower than 0.05 ng/ml? Should I be concerned about this and rush into secondary treatment ? I have a retest sceduled if it comes back at lets say 0.030 which is only a slight rise should i then think about secondary treatment ? Please help !View Thread
Like cancer does benign prostate tissue left behind after surgery cause the psa to rise or just cause the psa to become detectable without any increase ? This may be the case with me ( nerve sparing ) if my psa is stable at this low level ( 0.028 - 0.03 ) 1 year after surgery !View Thread
First off do not panic ! Good news is it took 6 years for your psa to become detectable doesn't seem too aggressive , monitor the situation with your doctor and pray that your psa stabilize !View Thread
I wouldn't be too worried about the change as you say it is still undetectable , but I would suggest another psa test in six months , waiting another year seems extreme plus all the anxiety having to wait that long !View Thread
Thanks for explaining John ! Does benign prostate tissue left behind after surgery cause the psa to rise or just cause the psa to become detectable without any increase ? If the answer to the question is yes then this may be the case with me ( nerve sparing ) if my psa is stable at this level after my next psa test !View Thread
Bill I understand that different labs may unveil different results . Do you think it's possible that my psa has been between 0.028 and 0.030 since my surgery 08/16/2013 anyway ? Remember the first couple of psa test ( same lab ) post surgery were <0.05 and if that is the case then my psa has been stable and not rising since those resullts are lower ?View Thread
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