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Surgical clip stuck in urethra after robotic surgery

danknj
Posts: 19
Joined: Oct 2012

Has anyone had a surgical clip get stuck in their urethra after robotic prostrate surgery?

crhoads
Posts: 7
Joined: Dec 2010

I am not sure anyone could do anything here to help you about this. Did you ask your doctor about this?

danknj
Posts: 19
Joined: Oct 2012

I did talk to my Doctor. After my robotic surgery I was having problems with weak flow and infection. After the Doctor did a scope he told me I had scar tissue in my urethra. To make a long story short, after the scope I could not go to the bathroom at all, ended up in the emergency room where they put in a catheter. A week later I had surgery to remove the scar tissue. That is when my Doctor informed me that he found a surgical clip that had gotten stuck. I was just wondering if this has happened to anyone else after they had robotic prostrate surgery.

mrspjd
Posts: 688
Joined: Apr 2010

Hi Dan, 

Welcome to the forum. You might find these previous threads helpful:

http://csn.cancer.org/node/192564
http://csn.cancer.org/node/240588

Be well. 

danknj
Posts: 19
Joined: Oct 2012

Thanks you mrspjd
You know I wish the doctors would tell you this sort of thing before hand.

limpndamp
Posts: 7
Joined: Oct 2012

Believe it or not, I had the same thing happen to me. About a year after my DaVinci RP, I went in to have a collagen(?) injection to bulk up the sphincter, and the doc found the clip had become lodged where the sphincter was re-attached to the bladder neck. He told me "I've never seen that before!" He dislodged the clip (not sure if he removed it, or just moved it), but did not do the injection.

danknj
Posts: 19
Joined: Oct 2012

Thanks for the info. By the way love your name I'm sure there alot of us that can use that name. I haven't been right since the opperation. I am hoping that time will take care of it all. Thanks again.

mikedp
Posts: 1
Joined: Feb 2014

  I had davicnci robotic surgery 6 years ago and I recently had a surgical clip removed during surgery to remove a stone in my urethra. The stone had formed on the clip and was not visible. This stone would not have formed unless the clip was there and I have had contenence problems since June,2013.

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