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Horace1818, I’m 16 days post robotic radical prostatectomy and 6 days since catheter was removed. I started feeling sharp pains in penis while still having catheter in. Catheter was removed and still having sharp pains in penis and urethra seems irritated and hurts at tip as well. I was on antibiotic in case of UTI. I’m done with antibiotic but still having pain. I seem to have a weaker stream when urinating with some pain. I had no problems with urinating before prostatectomy. I also seem to painful or sore testicles still. How did you deal with this pain and are you still encountering the pain today? I realize your post is old but hopefully you are still on forum. Thanks.

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Hi @cirrussantafe
Does that mean you fly a cirrus in Santa Fe?

I'm at about the 1 year mark for RP. Here's what my experience was...
I recall having soreness in the testicles, particularly left for some reason. Dr's said give it time and it indeed lessened over time.

I also recall pain in the penis, particularly at the far end of the urethra, it felt like a small piece of glass or something was stuck at the end. I let that go and decided to see what happened on my own. That lasted for several months, it went away.

The weaker stream and pain when urinating when combined like that I'd make sure you're telling the docs, but, it may just be soreness from the operation still. 6 days doesn't seem a lot to me for the kind of healing that has to go on there. Your body has a lot of "adjusting" to do. Also, the nerves heal very slowly. I think I was at least 3-4 mos before I felt some akin to normalcy.

I think the important thing is to keep the doctors in the loop, if they have a portal you may be able to upload a report or even call and leave a message with your symptoms so they can tell you if they think it's normal. I'm guessing you should have a follow up in about a week?

Best of Luck!

Read your comment and I’m having very similar pain after 30 days post radical prostatectomy. Burning near tip of penis much of the time, especially when urinating. Some pain when squatting or standing too long. Very discouraging! Doctor says this is normal and should go away in a couple more months. Curios to see how things have come along for you!

To read your story is to hear my exact situation. I am 30 days post RP surgery and am experiencing pain at tip of penis, especially when urination. Doctor says this is normal and should heal with time. It’s been 9 months since your post. Hopefully the situation has resolved? Please share how you’re doing and what you have done to alleviate your symptoms. Thank You!