You didn't mention where you are in your healing process. How long ago was your surgery? If you are just a few weeks past, then a bit of pain of all sorts is a regular companion. My doctor told me I shouldn't to sit in a chair for any longer than a few minutes for the first few weeks. I relocated my computer to the side of a "lounge chair" to avoid sitting at a desk.
So, if you have pain...don't sit on it. Cushion it. Avoid long car rides. etc...lay down for a while. Take some tylenol (not aspirin).
If you are months past surgery and pain still persists, then I would suggest consulting with your urologist.
I just checked your older posts and see you still have your catheter in place. So, Yes you will feel some discomfort. Even after your catheter is removed you will be uncomfortable for days, even weeks. I remember that the tip of my penis was quite sore for at least three weeks after I got my catheter out.
This is going to be a time when you wonder every single day what your body is doing, and why. You will keep asking, "Is this normal pain?", "Is that the usual drip?" , "Am I healing ok?".
All I can say is, we all went through this. Once in a while, things arn't usual. but so far, it seems that you are going in the right direction. Keep on healing
Yes It is normal to have pain in the perineaum. Im 4 weeks post op and 2 weeks post catheter and the pain is still off and on with me. It just started getting to where I feel sort of normal a fe w days ago. It still comes and goes. Sometimes it hurts all the way from the anus to the penis ( including testicles) Feel like a bad bruise when you press on it so suggest you keep the pressure off it as much as possible. I have a ring pillow that helps but makes the boney part the buttocks sore if I sit on it too much. It will SLOWY subside so be patient. Just try not to disturb it as much as possible. WALK WALK and Walk some more as it exercises the area too and help the pain go down. Take tylonol for the pain as well. At first when you walk it may seem to cause slightly more pain but is bearable and after a few days it will get better and better. Also pain increases with coughing sneezing and passing gas. But all is normal according to my uro doc. You will find many different things hurt some start hurting after a while and not right after surger some come out of nowhere but usually pass quickly. I have to remind myself and now I say to you dont forget a lot of cutting and damage was done internally due to the surgery robotis as well as radical. I was told to forget the 6 week healing standard as it is different for us all. Some of us got lucky and in 6 weeks did good. BUT I dont belive any one was fully normal at 6 weeks. My uro doc says it may be 6 months or so before I will really seem to be back to my normal self and will have many good days and a few bad ones before I get there. Just dont get too caught up in a quick cure as it will probably not happen, Unless your one of the lucky ones. Your next big battle will be incontenance so get ready for the fun and games... Do your keagels and keep youself dry to prevent rashing etc. God bless and hang in there it will pass.
54 years old
PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”
George S. Patton
American Soldier and General
Post Edited (PianoMan) : 4/18/2007 5:50:18 PM (GMT-6)
Just wanted to thank everyone for their posts in response to mine. it has eased my mind a lot that the pain I'm having is perfectly normal.
I am so relieved to find this discussion group. I had the Da Vinci radical prostatectomy almost six weeks ago and I still have significant perineal pain. This is the first site that has given me the assurance that this is not out of the ordinary. Thanks.