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   Posted 9/16/2008 4:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Almost eight months after rrp I still have occasional pain in the testicles which spreads up to the groin. I'm not sure if this is part of the healing process, but it does seem to be related to sexual activity, has anybody experienced this ?.
Dx 10/12/2007 after rise in psa level to 4.7
Biopsy 7 out of 12 cores positive.
Gleason 7 3+4.
Da Vinci 4/02/2008
post op pathology positive margin gleason 7 4+3.
Staged t3a
nerves saved one side
continent from day one can't say the same about ed
still not able to achieve an erection, but close using cialis.
three month post op psa .3 (ouch)
Enrolled in clinical trial for chemotherapy 18/04/2008 using
Taxotere 75mg/m2 every three weeks for six sessions.
Waiting to see results of first psa test after chemo.
18/04/2008 - psa .4 1st chemo
09/05/2008 - psa .3 2nd chemo.
30/05/2008 - psa .3 3rd chemo.
20/06/2008 - psa .2 4th chemo.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 9/16/2008 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Probably the pain has nothing to do with the surgery. I have cysts on one testicle, and that causes a little pain now and then, but not during sex. Apparently such cysts are quite common.
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week PSA: 0 

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 9/16/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
You of course asked your urologist about this????

Talk to your doctor. Pain can be an indicator of many things, most of which are no big deal. Every time I've told my Urologist about a pain, discomfort or tenderness he checks what he can and has always said men will have pain there and sometimes there is no explanation. He encourages me to tell him anything that troubles me because everything is not nothing!

I am age 47 - Father, Paternal Uncle and Maternal Grandfather had/have Prostate Cancer.
Father 74 years old, PSA = 10.6 Gleason = 5 + 5 = 10 (very aggressive) and high involvement in all cores. Seed therapy is the only option. Father died cancer free.
06/04/08 - At physical DRE normal, PSA test returns 4.4
06/20/08 - First Urologist visit. DRE and ultrasound finds nothing conclusive. Doctor says biopsy is the only safe way to go. Prostate volume is 40 grams.
07/11/08 - PSA test returns 4.1. Scheduled the Stereotactic Transperineal Prostate Biopsy for 7/21
07/21/08 - Had the biopsy.  Not so bad but sore on day 2. Back to work tomorrow
07/23/08 - Pathology comes back NO CANCER DETECTED!
08/01/08 - Urologist calls and says High Grade Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia ("PIN") was found in my biopsy (read pre-cancerous leisions)

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 9/23/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I had testicular pain -- my right testicle felt like it weighed about 10 pounds for weeks after da Vinci surgery. Had an ultrasound done, which was negative. It eventually went away though -- at about eight weeks. Ask your doc to check you for hernias though. I wound up with a double and had them repaired.
Best to ya,

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

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.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/15/08

Surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia repair, 4/4/08 

Fourth post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 8/15/08

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 9/23/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
As Tom said, be sure you don't have an inquinal hernia, would produce those symptoms. In all likelihood it is just another of those mystery pains we all get, only now I think every pain or unusual sensation is cancer related, something I am trying to stop doing. It is easy to let the mind and preoccupation with cancer take over.
46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01, 9 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix

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