Lower Back Pain gone

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/4/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a RRP with Da Vinci on 12/23.  fairly uneventful recovery so far, still wearing a cath. that is due to be pulled on this coming Wednesday.
for some time I have had a lower back ache in the right lower back area, right above the middle of the buttocks area.  since my prostate was removed I have not had this ache anymore.  If I remember correctly my prostate was around 50mm in size.  could the prostate have been causing pressure and the ache somehow?  anyone else experience this?

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 1/4/2009 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi califlostinspace,
Welcome to Healingwell. I had a similar experience with the lower back. When the daVinci system is used, your body is put into a position you likely are not used to when it is docked for surgery. You never know these things as we are put under general aesthesia for the procedure. Thus if it hurts when you are awake, that's not a surprise to our doctors. I don't believe it was your prostate that caused your pain ~ it's gone. Good luck Wednesday, and good luck in your recovery. There are helpful hints I push to the top as do other moderators. But the best help comes from the members here. If you can, please use the signature feature in the control panel. You can see how other members are doing so, and it helps other members understand your journey better as you post around...

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Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 1/5/2009 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I had exactly the same pain and it disappeared for two weeks after prostatectomy. Unfortunately it recurred and eventually required facet surgery. Maybe it has something to do with the stretching of the back with the high leg flexion.
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