Erection problems - Kurt_K

Side Effects Associated with Prostate Cancer. Posted on January 24, 2016 View this journey (6 Experiences)

Still working on the whole erection thing. Can achieve reasonable erection with a lot of physical manipulation, less manipulation required with Viagra. Major issue is that apparently the mechanism that is part of the continence control is also tied to the same impulse that cause the pulsing or "throbbing" during the development of the erection. This means I leak a little urine during the process. This is a little disconcerting and I'm not terrible comfortable with it as far as during intimacy with my wife. We have tried it but this is something we will need to work out. I am improving as I am slowly getting a handle on the mechanism and am figuring a way to control it some. More little steps forward.

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  • TallBald's Avatar
    TallBald

    I always say this is a humbling disease. A supportive wife is worth her weight in gold and sounds like you have one. See if you can get a RX for daily Cialis. I take this daily and it helps (3 years post opp) You can also stack Viagra on top to help out as well. Regarding leaking during intimacy, I find it best to empty the bladder about 30 minutes before we start anything. Pretty much good to go after that. If I haven't emptied then I still may have a little leaking, but nothing outrageous.

    almost 5 years ago
  • Kurt_K's Avatar
    Kurt_K

    Thanks for the advice. I'm only about 5 months out now so still working stuff out. I'll talk to my urologist at my next appt about the Cialis thing. I have a friend who went through tis about 5 years ago and his doctor gave him Cialis as well.

    almost 5 years ago
  • TallBald's Avatar
    TallBald

    Get on it. I also recommend a vacuum pump. Not sure if your insurance will cover it or not, but you can go to one of those 'lovers' stores and get one. Don't get the cheapest one. Blood circulation is a big deal, so you want to get on that.

    almost 5 years ago
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    TallBald

    Not sure if this link is dead or not but read this. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwju2ZfOmZTLAhUN5WMKHQgkBdcQFggcMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.medscape.com%2Fviewarticle%2F854273&usg=AFQjCNEHsLtFpNIyN4R6nvcUSXmctWsotw&sig2=awkw47_YXMOsVRLDQcWmew&bvm=bv.115339255,d.cGc

    almost 5 years ago
  • Kurt_K's Avatar
    Kurt_K

    Very good article. Here is the link in a easier format for anyone following this thread. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/854273

    almost 5 years ago

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