Pain where the prostate used to be

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 1/27/2009 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a little over a year out, and have been periodically having fairly sharp pains that seem to emanate from where the prostate used to be. Anybody else, and theories on the cause?

Robotic RP 12/07
Age 46
Pre-surgical PSA 5.02
Bone scan/Chest X-ray clear
All margins, seminal vesicles, 17 lymphs clear
Three Post-surgical PSA's <0.01

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4835
   Posted 1/28/2009 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
What does your surgeon say when you mention the pain?

Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 1/28/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had aching, particulary in the morning which went on from the surgery and became more intense after the IMRT. It subsided to almost unnoticable untill the saturation biopsy and was intense for almost the entire month follow the sat biopsy and has now subsided almost entirely.

A sharp pain would concern me.

Best wishes. Scott
Diagnosed @ 48yo 04/07
focal, low volume tumor gleason 6
RRP 07/30/07
Persistance of PSA
IMRT 11/07-01/08
Emerg, cysto obstructed bladder 01/08
Persistance of PSA
08/08 learned Dr. left significant amount of prostate
12/08 saturation biopsy 36 cores 24 having normal prostate tissue
12/08 referred whole to med malprac attorney

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 1/28/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   

I am 10 months post DaVinci and am having some issues in that area like you guys.  When questioning my male nurse from the Uro surgeon he stated sounds like internal hemroids.  I am seeing the butt Doc soon and am due at 55 years old for a scope. 

I may be crazy but it seems worse just after I do a couple of days with Viagra.



Age 54
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6 
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm. 
PSA Six week < 0.1 4 month PSA <.05 6 month PSA<0.01,9 month<0.01
Watching PSA @ 3 months for 2 years,  will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra,  side effects are bothersome at times. 

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