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Hi ~ ish,
We are thrilled you joined us ~ thank you for reaching out!!! It truly touches all of us that you’ve been able to pull from all of our experiences… here on HealingWell to help your journey be a little smoother.
Can you give us a little more information….
What type of surgery did you have?
With your posting… it’s obvious you are concerned… Do not hesitate to contact your urologist and explain to them what’s going on….. Hearing from us will help some.. but hearing it from your doctor sometimes “totally” settles the mind. You don’t need the extra stress ~ while you’re on this healing/recovery stepping-stone.
There’s been a lot of movin’ stuff around down in that area… can you give us a little more “explicit” details on the pain. Several members had a lot of pain in the testicles over a period of time. … Have you had constipation since surgery? Hemorrhoids in the past?
Continue with your stool softeners and a donut pillow is great for the chair! We still use ours J
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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
Me too. I had this aching pain in that general surgical area for weeks. Gradually the pain dissapated, and I believe excercise and the body's own healing process worked. Certainly if pain persists, and there seems to be little improvement you should call your doctor. Otherwise everyday will be just a tiny improvement on the day before. So good luck to you, and I hope you feel better soon.
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Just thought I'd jump in on the rectal pain subject. I had the Da Vinci assisted surgery on the 28th of August. After the initial soreness around the abdomen and the gas pains resolved, which was about 3 days ago, I started to feel rectal pain upon sitting at a desk for any more then 30 minutes and during defecation. It began to concern me enough today that I looked for and found this forum. I have found that the DSS stool softeners are to harsh for me and cause me to strain more, I have taken metamucil before the surgery and after resuming it, it works and is definatley easier on my intestinal tract. At least I know that the pain problem isn't so uncommon, and I just called my wife and asked her to bring me home one of those doughnut pillows! Thanks for the info guys, it has helped me.
I came accross this site today. I had the same concerns as you. I had surgery on July 25 th. I was just trying to figure out when my rectum pain started, and it was as soon as I started back to work. Every morning I start my day with a bowel movement like clock work, even though I no longer take a stool soften. Some days I have to put first aid creme on my rectum because it is so sore. I did finally bring a pillow in to work to sit on and it seems to help. I wanted to know how you are making out??
robotic prosataectomy 7/25/07
first PSA post .1