On call: Prostate surgery and nighttime urination
Prostate surgery and nighttime urination
Q. I am a 66-year-old subscriber. When I had my annual checkup, my doctor discovered that my PSA had jumped to 5.8. A urologist diagnosed prostate cancer, and I decided to have my prostate removed. I've done fine since, with a PSA of 0 and perfect control of my urine "" except that I have to get up to urinate two or three times every night, just as I did before surgery.
I thought that prostate operations were supposed to help with nighttime urination. What went wrong?
A. It actually sounds like everything has gone right.