Just joined this site today and already I am posting again. Hope nobody gets tired of my questions.
I has been one complete week since having my catheter removed and 15 days post robotic prostate removal. As instructed by my doc, I have been performing my Kegel exercises three to four sessions each day. For the last couple of days I have started getting pain just behind my scrotom when I contract my pelvic floor muscles. If I hold the contraction the pain seems to diminish. Is this pain abnormal? According to my doctor's nurse, Kegel exercises should be pain free no matter what. She said that if I have experiencing any pain, I am performing the exercise incorrectly. I don't think that is the case.
Any thoughts, advise, or instructions for a new guy. And does this exercise help one's return of bladder control?
AGE: 59 DIAGNOSES: 5/27/08
PSA ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DAVINCI ROBOTIC: .84
ROBOTIC ASSISTED LAPAROSCOPIC PROSTATECTOMY):11/11/08
TOTAL GLEASON SCORE: 7
PRIMARY PATTERN: GRADE 3
SECONDARY PATTERN: GRADE 4
CONFINED TO PROSTATE: BILATERAL INVOLVEMENT OF PROSTATE - pT2c
REGIONAL LYMPH NODE STATUS: CANNOT BE ASSESSED - pNX
MARGINS UNINVOLVED BY INVASIVE CARCINOMA, THE TUMOR IS <1.0 MM.TO
ANTERIOR LATERAL MARGIN.
EXTRAPROSTATIC EXTENSION: ABSENT
SEMINAL VESICLE INVASION: ABSENT
DISTANT METASTASIS: CANNOT BE ASSESSED - pMX
PERINEURAL INVASION: NOT IDENTIFIED
HIGH-GRADE PROSTATIC INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA (PIN): NOT IDENTIFIED
PROPORTION (PERCENT) OF PROSTATIC TISSUE INVOLVED BY TUMOR: APPROXIMATELY 8%
ADDITIONAL PATHOLOGIC FINDINGS:
-NON-NEOPLASTIC PROSTATE WITH GLANDULAR AND STROMAL HYPERPLASIA.