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Impotence - Recent Robotic Surgery
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RobertRai77 posted:
I had cancer (gleason score of 6) and had robotic surgery to remove my prostate in May of 2010. However, as a result of this surgery, I am now impotent. I have recently taken viagara for about three weeks, but still cannot obtain an erection. I am awaiting a new prescription to take for a three month period. If this medication does not work, what is another alternative? I have read that it can take a year or two!! Other than this problem, I am doing great, but having this problem is frustrating. Please advise. Thank you, Robert R.
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Fairwind responded:
Your U-Doc has a whole bag-full of tricks..Pumps, inserts, injections, what ever it takes..Talk to him about all the wonderful things that are available..
 
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RobertRai77 replied to Fairwind's response:
Thanks for the quick response. If the viagara does not work, a conversation with my U-Doc will certainly be undertaken, as you suggested.
 
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nccmking replied to RobertRai77's response:
I had the same surgery in late 2007. I am very thankful for the cancer removal but suffers as you do. I have tried all of the drugs and I must say the viagara works best. I am considering aan implant however!
 
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TomS1948 responded:
Pills didn't work for me. I've been using injections (Edex) for 4.5 years now. Great erections that last an hour or better. Hang in there (no pun intended).


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