Ask an Urology Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Prior to the Advance I was soaking 2 level 2 Tena pads and that was with the aid of Dribblestop clamp. Since the swelling subsided I would soak 1/2 , Tenas . If I use the Dribblestop I am dry and use none.Certainly the Advance has slowed things down. In fact i would be dry until 2 in the day. Am dissapointed the Advance has not worked 100 percent. Three weeks after surgery i pulled a suitcase on wheels through an Airport lounge. Nothing more strenous that . Is the Surgeon likely to open me to reposition the Advance. The urodynamic test showed that my incontinence is only marginally greater than Stress. Thanks Richard.
thank you so much. Your reply clarifys a lot. The Advance was only inserted on 15th Jan and I still have some numbness and tenderness in the perinium area. As you say I will have a clearer picture in 3/4 months as the system beds in and subsequent healing occurs.The surgeon concluded from a reading of the urodynamics test , that the Advance would be adequate and not embark on the more invasive surgery that is A U S. I expect neither system will do the same job as the muscle I lost in the prostatectomy. Should I continue to have internal muscle massage with my Physio , and do daily pelvic floor exercises prescribed by her. Both these courses of action brought me from 35% to 65% muscle bulk. The Advance to date has increased that to 90%. these are my own estimates. So thanks again. Richard .