Pain in the Right Side, Bad

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 3/15/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
  For about the last 4 days I have had a very sharp pain in the right side, right were the largest hole is. Dr. said all men have a pain there, some worse then others. It has been so bad that if I try to bend at all, it will bring tears to my eyes; it’s a very sharp deep pain. I am about 40 lbs overweight and it happens when the stomach folds over. I have wrapped a 6-inch ACE bandage around tightly my middle. The difference has been as different as night and day, I can pick stuff up, get in and out of the car etc.  Anyone know what causes this? What do you do to make it better?   Thanks  

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 3/15/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi FatCat,

Sorry to hear your not feeling well. After Rick's surgery he had quite a bit of pain like you describe it turned out to be gas bubbles. He took Gas X (over the counter) It helped alot. If you are not feeling better soon I would call the Dr.

Best Wishes


Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 3/15/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Most of the pain that I experienced was from gas pain.  It was very painful at times, particularly the first 2 or 3 days after surgery.
Every time I saw a nurse I was asked if I had passed gas.  Had no idea gas could hurt like that, but it sure did.  Was told that the openness of the surgery leads to air being captured when the patient is sewed up.
Not sure if this is the problem you are experiencing, but thought I would share.
Danman Bob
Age 57
Prostate removal November 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (1 to 2 pads a day)
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Begain using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 3/15/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are unsure then call the doctor's office for guidance. That side hole did take longer to heal than the other ones, well except for the big cut after the davinci failure.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 3/15/2008 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember that I had a similar pain on the right side - lasted a few days and then gradually went away. My dr said the same thing as your's. He beat me up pretty bad inside, and there's lots of healing going on. This too shall pass . . .
60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07 = <.01 (Hooray!!)
Second Post-PSA March 08 = 0.02

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