May 19, 2010 - 1:39 pm
friday, about 1 1/2 years after my da vinci procedure, i had a blockage in my urinary tract--for about 3 hours. while using a restroom at Target, a small plactic clip, about 3/4 of an inch long, 1/4 inch wide, came out of my penis.
at the Doc's office yesterday- he ran a scope up my tract and said there is one more clip protruding 1/3 of the way thru my bladder.
Doc says that everyone uses these types of clips to tie together the vascular tubes that are left open when the prostate is removed---they use up to 5 clips on each side.
this is the third time he has had a patient "burp" a clip , out of about 200 surgeries.
any one else have the problem? and how did it turn out?