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Urology/Post surgery penile retraction


My fiancÚ had a Prostatectomy about 6 years ago. This was done by Robotics.
Since then, his penis is almost totally retracted, and his scrotum quite elevated.
He does not have pain, but was told to "pull on it" by  the urologist with no success.
He does not have incontinence but urination is an awkward event.
His past history includes intestinal resection for diverticulitis.
His quality of life is so hampered and is becoming quite frustrated.
Would you please advise what steps to take


There are problems with radical prostate surgery as he had discovered. Ubfoftunately, there are no goid or simple solugions. Penile retraction is common and this is not easily reversible since it relates to the surgery. He needs to consult a local urologist to see what xsn still be fone. Use of a vacuum erection device may sometimes help.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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