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Re: Prostate Surgery / Recovery / Erection / Continence Update.

You may have the response to my question.....does everyone start leaking urine as they are starting to get an erection? Is there a mechanism to keep the urine from leaking while one is trying to get their "diamond cutter" (loved this expression) back?

Surgery (robotic)performed on Feb 26, 2010. Spent 2 days in the hospital due to internal bleeding (not a good deal, not good at all).
Gleason 6

Re: Prostate Surgery / Recovery / Erection / Continence Update.


Leakage of urine after orgasm follwoing surgery is quite common - one estimate is that 50% of men have this condition - it is called CLIMACTURIA

You might be interetsed to see the results of MINIPOLL2which looked into this and other so-called 'minor' side effects.

Prostate men need enlightening, not frightening

Terry in Australia

Re: Prostate Surgery / Recovery / Erection / Continence Update.

Thank you Terry!!!

I knew I could not be the only one to have this issue, but did need to get some kind of confirmation from the outside world.

As you state, it is one of the three issues that nobody tells you about and all of a sudden...there it is. I was not told of any of the three items. As far as I can tell, the only one I've experienced to date is the Climacturia.

Personally, the Climacturia is not a big deal. It would be nice to know in advance that it happens so that one can be prepared to deal with the resulting wetness and avoid a very odd surprise the first time it happens.