consequences of prostatectomy

Radical prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate and seminal vesicles of prostate cancer, advanced stage of prostate adenoma.Approximately 50% of men who underwent surgery, there is a problem with impotence or decreased sexual function.If during the operation the surgeon managed to keep the nerve bundles in men under the age of 60 years has a better chance to recover erections than that of older men.An erection is possible in the future, if saved at least one nerve bundle.If both beams are damaged, it is unlikely to recover.

Regardless of whether to keep the ability to get an erection after surgery, or it will be restored after treatment, orgasm without ejaculation will therefore without medical help the man will not be able to conceive a child.In some cases, after removal of the p
rostate can develop other complications: bleeding, thromboembolism branches of the pulmonary artery, vein thrombosis of the lower limbs, incontinence. Urinary incontinence can cause a rash on the penis (balanapostit).In this case it is necessary to use an antifungal ointment.

postoperative prostatectomy

after prostate removal surgery patient usually spends several days in the hospital, and then recovering at home for three to five weeks.For urinary tract recovered, two or three weeks will have to use a catheter.He will avoid the stagnation of urine and infection.While wearing a catheter, it is important to consume plenty of fluids.This will reduce the risk of clogging of the drainage tube and allow urine to flow freely.

After removing the catheter must be used oilcloth and absorbent pads because it can drip urine.In order to reduce the recovery time of muscles responsible for continence, to do special exercises to strengthen them.In order to eliminate severe forms of incontinence require medication, the medication should be prescribed.In some cases, surgical intervention, such as implantation is performed in an artificial bladder sphincter. Within a few months after prostatectomy can not be performed rectal examination and to put an enema.

The recovery period should try to avoid constipation.This requires to include in the diet of many fruits and vegetables, from beef and pork should be discarded.The patient should move more, you should try to walk more often.Walking is a good prevention of blood clots in the lower extremities.