• How long is it taking to regain continence following robotic procedure? Wondering the window of time to expect gaining control of this area

    Asked by britt1609 on Friday, April 11, 2014

    How long is it taking to regain continence following robotic procedure? Wondering the window of time to expect gaining control of this area

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    • mikeh's Avatar
      mikeh

      I know that everyone is different but I had no continence problems after the catheter was removed except for the night following the first day I returned to work. I was really tired and did not wake up all night. Good luck with the surgery.

      almost 7 years ago
    • skyhawkdriver's Avatar
      skyhawkdriver

      I had the standard surgery, and after several days doing the exercise, I had fairly good control. However, if I coughed or (excuse me) XXX, there was some leakage.

      almost 7 years ago
    • fusilier's Avatar
      fusilier

      80% within a week, 99% within six months.

      fusilier
      James 2:24

      almost 7 years ago
    • Gaffer's Avatar
      Gaffer

      I wish I had those guys experience. I am at nine weeks following my nerve-sparing robotic procedure. I still have a significant amount of leakage (four to six pads a day, better at night) but it is slowly improving. Some guys get better earlier and some later. My surgeon said that I had the most challenging vasculature he had ever operated on and I bled a lot so that may be the reason I seem to be taking longer than most. The important thing is that I am improving.

      almost 7 years ago
    • skyhawkdriver's Avatar
      skyhawkdriver

      Hey Gaffer, it took me a long while to stay dry. I still wear a pad if flying over 4 hours.

      almost 7 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar
      mgm48

      Everyone is different. I had control from the day of cath removal on (regular surgery not robotic). I was lucky. Doctors seemed to feel it had a lot to do with my physical fitness before surgery. Good luck. I keep hearing that most men improve over time.

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      almost 7 years ago

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