Acute and chronic prostatitis discussion. Arnon Krongrad, MD, moderator.
1. "Radical" means the whole prostate and seminal vesicles are removed.
2. The catheter typically stays in for 10 days.
3. Orgasms are preserved. The likelihood of regaining erections varies with age, baseline function, illness (diabetes), smoking, depression, exhaustion, sexual partner .... lots of variables. See the video by Dave Radford (click here).
Yes. Always. This is described in the paper linked here.
Your hypothesis seems reasonable. In fact, it would seem that actually having the prostate and SVs in hand might be useful in identifying the cause and/or mediator of symptoms. Which gets us back to a basic point: We need more research.