Depression getting worse 8 months after prostate surgery.

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I had robotic surgery to remove prostate 8 months ago. At first was struggling with bladder control which is common after such surgery. I have managed to control this after training my pelvic area everyday for 8 months.

I now have encountered an obstacle that is effecting my health mentally and I don't know what to do

I need help to get my manhood back if that is actually possible. can any one help me.

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    Wishing you the best. I had my surgery two years ago..It does take some time for healing .. ED therapy can include medication and or injection..I did not do well with the meds but have excellent results with the injection. It was initially a "no way" option, but my partner and I have become more comfortable with the process...Good Luck

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      hi i am having my prostate removed on 22/10 its a none nerve saving so they recon i may struggle but they said the injection are the best chance was yours none nerve saving

      regard mark57

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      I believe that the surgery ,regardless of strategy causes trauma to a complex area....think of trying to save a few strands of wheat in a field with a combine.. Be patient, healing takes time .Some medical advisors recommend aggressive treatment after soon after surgery using meds or injections. All I know is that ED issues persist and injections seem to work for me...

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      Good luck.

      Just remember that getting rid of the cancer is the main task.

      After that, bladder function is crucial.

      Sexual function should not be on your mind for at least a year..

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    For depression I was prescribed amytriptiline which works well. I had a very low dose. Some folk need higher doses. The drug also helps with bladder pain.

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      Tell me how you go. I used it for a few weeks and then had no need until maybe a year later for a few weeks. The low dose is used to treat bladder discomfort. At higher doses it is an antidepressant.

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    I had my surgery in 2010, I am sorry I did, I wasn't even that bad with any cancer or pain or "performance".

    Since then I am just another eunuch with nothing left but my dreams.

    I was lied to basically and left for dead by a "doctor" who has no remorse but a new building and ranch.

    I will never ever recommend surgery for prostate cancer but instead tell the patient to die like a man.

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      Domenic!! You didn’t mention your age. I was 47 when BPH treatment begun. All the DREs, Ultrasounds, biopsy and risky medications took time and money. MRI detected PCa 2015 and RP at 72. My sex life was already behind me but I am just so very very different post-op. My recovery was difficult helped by the mistreatments of our sub-standard medical system. They don’t know the full function of the prostate or the bits we loose with it. The many years of medicated relaxing of the internal sphincter has reduced its capacity to help make up for what’s gone. The straighter shorter Urethra from open bladder neck to pulled in penis head has left me with pretty severe incontinence and awkward urinations. Pelvic exercises help only a little. My 3+4 Gleason leaves me with doubt whether AS or radiation may have been a better option. All this must cause some depression but I have never believed medication was the way forward from there. I lack the initiative to just create a better life which I believe is the way to substitute for what is lost. I see those wheelchair athletes and know that what I need is what they already have inside but that’s not there either. Many suffer worse than us.

      Do your best to get the best you can from what we have. Barrie

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