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Just had Surgery 7 Jan 2021

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Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 18:30

Hi,


I had my Radical Prostatectomy on Thursday 7January 2021 and discharged from hospital yesterday.  


I notice in my discharge medication package I have been prescribed Sildenafil 100mg to be taken once every 3 days.


I have a catheter fitted for the next 2 weeks and my question is please ‘Is it ok to take this tablet whilst the catheter is in place’?  I presume I will not get any physical reaction even if I take it but just want to make sure I will not cause any harm.


The recuperation begins now and I hope the results from my margins will be positive in 8 weeks.


thanking you all in advance.


Neil


 

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 20:05

Hi,


Yes good luck for your appointment.  My thought about taking the tablet is that if you did get an erection with a catheter in it could be a painful experience.  Also possibly straining the stitching in your bladder.  It would be better to let things heal and at least get the catheter out  Although many say on here it's better to start early so the doctor must think it's before the first appointment.  I was offered Cialis at the first appointment.


Some people occasionally get erections, using chemicals, that won't go down. That would be a problem with a catheter.  Although for many of us it would also be a luxury even though I've heard it's painful for that to happen even when you're recovered.


There are people more knowledgeable on this on here.


It's one of those odd things that 'negative margin' is a positive result.  All the best, Peter 

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 20:31

I started tadalafil at about four weeks after first review. Catheter was out after two weeks. Like you I didn’t want to rush things with the new joins in the urethra. At four weeks I was given the nod to give it a test firing by my consultant so the good lady and I took it easy.

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 20:32
For gods sake don’t take the Sildenafil on a catheter. That would be painful as hell getting an erection with a catheter abs may even cause damage. The Sildenafil is for when you have had your catheter removed so you can start your penile rehab. I’d you haven’t been offered a pimp ask your nurse about that.
User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 20:43

Neil 


Were you told about the possible side effects of sildenafil, especially at the 100 Mg dose. They affect my vision, everything looks blue, lights looks alot brighter and I get a very stuffed up nose, the effect wears off after above three  hours. If you were to get erection make sure you release the Catheter from the strap or fixation device. Instilagel or hydrocaine are great if the end of the penis gets sore.


Are you sure the sildenafil is supposed to start before Catheter removal. Were your nerves spared.


Love Peter surgery 2016's comment about negative margins being positive.


Take it easy but keep mobile, no straining to pass motions.


Thanks Chris


 


 


 

Edited by member 11 Jan 2021 at 20:47  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 21:05

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
... you haven’t been offered a pimp ask your nurse about that.


If a nurse offers you a pimp you're at a fun party ;-) 

Dave

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 22:44

I think far too early for Viagra 100mg. I would be more concerned about catheter and scar healing at this time. Also the 28 day course of self administered injections. I would leave well alone for 6 weeks at least.

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User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 20:05

Hi,


Yes good luck for your appointment.  My thought about taking the tablet is that if you did get an erection with a catheter in it could be a painful experience.  Also possibly straining the stitching in your bladder.  It would be better to let things heal and at least get the catheter out  Although many say on here it's better to start early so the doctor must think it's before the first appointment.  I was offered Cialis at the first appointment.


Some people occasionally get erections, using chemicals, that won't go down. That would be a problem with a catheter.  Although for many of us it would also be a luxury even though I've heard it's painful for that to happen even when you're recovered.


There are people more knowledgeable on this on here.


It's one of those odd things that 'negative margin' is a positive result.  All the best, Peter 

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 20:31

I started tadalafil at about four weeks after first review. Catheter was out after two weeks. Like you I didn’t want to rush things with the new joins in the urethra. At four weeks I was given the nod to give it a test firing by my consultant so the good lady and I took it easy.

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 20:32
For gods sake don’t take the Sildenafil on a catheter. That would be painful as hell getting an erection with a catheter abs may even cause damage. The Sildenafil is for when you have had your catheter removed so you can start your penile rehab. I’d you haven’t been offered a pimp ask your nurse about that.
User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 20:43

Neil 


Were you told about the possible side effects of sildenafil, especially at the 100 Mg dose. They affect my vision, everything looks blue, lights looks alot brighter and I get a very stuffed up nose, the effect wears off after above three  hours. If you were to get erection make sure you release the Catheter from the strap or fixation device. Instilagel or hydrocaine are great if the end of the penis gets sore.


Are you sure the sildenafil is supposed to start before Catheter removal. Were your nerves spared.


Love Peter surgery 2016's comment about negative margins being positive.


Take it easy but keep mobile, no straining to pass motions.


Thanks Chris


 


 


 

Edited by member 11 Jan 2021 at 20:47  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 21:05

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
... you haven’t been offered a pimp ask your nurse about that.


If a nurse offers you a pimp you're at a fun party ;-) 

Dave

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 22:13

Thank you all for your replies and so glad I posted the query now.  It was only today i noticed that the viagra had been prescribed and was given no advice on when to take and any side effects.  I will definitely await my visit to urology in 2 weeks to remove the catheter.


 

User
Posted 11 Jan 2021 at 22:44

I think far too early for Viagra 100mg. I would be more concerned about catheter and scar healing at this time. Also the 28 day course of self administered injections. I would leave well alone for 6 weeks at least.

 
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