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jbm
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 5/11/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
All,
I had surgery March 2, 2009 (10 weeks ago). All seems to be going well except I have a lingering discomfort in my left testicle. Some swelling, gets worse after moderate to heavy exercise.  Doc didn't seem too concerned after 6 week check-up (take some advil). A month later no improvement. Anybody else have / had this issue?  Thanks
 
Jim
Age: 61
Diagnosed: 1-29-09
Gleason:   6  3+3
Stage:     1Tc  
biopsy: 16 cores    4positive   both lobes affected
PSA:    at biopsy  4.47    up from a 3.6 one year earlier
Prostate size:   20 grams (small)


GarthK
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 5/11/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
My RRP was on 1/21/09 and I had the same prob up until just recently, getting less frequent as time went by. I don't remember it over the last couple of weeks so I expect you'll have the same. If not, better talk to your doc.

Good luck,
Garth
Vitae:
DOB: Q4'46, HT: 5'9", WT: 180
PC:
Biopsy: 12/08
Cores: 4 of 12+ positive
PSA: <2.5
DRE: Slight enlargement, one node
Gleason: 3+3
Surgery: RRP on 1/21/09
Catheter: 15 days
Pathology:
Adenocarcinoma occupying 5% of prostatic volume (right posterior aspect)
Gleason: 3+2
No extraprostatic extensions
Perineural invasion within prostate only
No angiolymphatic invasion
No seminal vesicle invasion
Clear margins
AJCC: pT2a
Post-op PSA's
3/10/09 < 0.014 (undetectable by machine)


Jake T
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 5/11/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jim, i had rrp on 4/23/09 i have the same problem with swelling and discomfort without exercise (just standing) but the post op papers i received from my surgeon mentioned that can happen. Maybe you should try moderate instead of heavy exercise. All the best , Jake


Age 56

DRE 12/22/08    PSA 1/09 3.4     PSA 2/09 3.8
Biopsy 3/9/09 3 out of 12 positive
one core 80% one 40% one 2%
Gleason 6 Cat Scan Neg.
di vinci robotic surgery at Mount Sinai NY 4/23/09
both nerves spared
margins and nodes clear
catheter out in 7 days 4/30/09

Post Edited (Jake T) : 5/11/2009 10:15:18 AM (GMT-6)


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/11/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Same here. But I am now two years away from surgery and still have occasional discomfort. But I think it is now due to the clinical castration treatment I am still on. I believe this is rare but normal.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 5/11/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Same here, talked to my dr. today about it, its said its very normal for being six months out of surgery, and it should slowly take care of itself
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2455
   Posted 5/11/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I had robotic surgery and had some minor pain in my right testicle. I emailed my doctor about it and he was not concerned. The pain disappeared after few weeks.
Age: 67
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
Dx 12/30/08
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09
Surgeon: Dr. Randy Fagin, Austin TX.
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Bilateral 10-20% involved
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx
Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean
Lymph nodes: not dissected
1st PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1


Dandapani
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 5/11/2009 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Had a lot of sensitivity in the scrotum. Lot of discomfort with the vas. Dr told me it was from the CO2 inflation of the abdomen and the scrotum blows up like a balloon and one of the nurses has to "deflate" with her hands... :)

This passed after a couple of months.
Dan

PC diagnosis @ 53 YO
PSA: 3.4 - 3.7 for preceeding 10 years, new GP advised Urologist visit

09/18/08 12 plug biopsy
09/29/08 PC diagnosis, 1 of 12 plugs, 5% cancer, Gleason 3+3 (6), left side plug w/cancer
12/17/08 da Vinci robotic radical prostatectomy, lab confirmed biopsy, 5%, PIN rest of prostrate, negative margins
12/29/08 catheter removed
03/24/09 1st PSA blood draw, < 0.1% "undetectable"

current status: 1 pad/day, dry overnight; however, total ED


Landsman
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 5/13/2009 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Danipani's response made me wonder - is the scrotum really inflated during the Davinci procedure?

My surgeon did not mention that as part of the procedure and it doesn't sound very pleasant.


61 years old, in good health, regular exerciser,in a fairly stressful job as adminstrator for a retirement community. 
PSA - 2007 -1.9
PSA - 2009 - 4.2
Biopsy done Apr. 2, 2009
Prostate was 43 cm.
Gleason (3+3)
out of 12 specimens one positive for cancer
center left quadrant with no margin involvement -23%
Contributing factor of having Chronic Lympodemic Leukemia(CLL)
Will be candidate for robotic surgery at Foxchase Cancer Center
Surgery scheduled for June 16, 2009


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4813
   Posted 5/13/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Landsman - you'll be out like a light and won't feel a thing....(can't say that I knew about this either)

I also didn't know till a few monmets before surgery that I'd be tilted head down and that my face would ballon out....And that my dad and sis shouldn't freak out when they see me..As it turned out - I didn't ballon too much.


Age 54   - 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.
 


Landsman
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 5/13/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Steve.  I'm not sure I'm feeling any better now - let's see inflated scrotum, ballooned face, I think I better stop asking questions or I'll be a wreck before my surgery!!

61 years old, in good health, regular exerciser,in a fairly stressful job as adminstrator for a retirement community. 
PSA - 2007 -1.9
PSA - 2009 - 4.2
Biopsy done Apr. 2, 2009
Prostate was 43 cm.
Gleason (3+3)
out of 12 specimens one positive for cancer
center left quadrant with no margin involvement -23%
Contributing factor of having Chronic Lympodemic Leukemia(CLL)
Will be candidate for robotic surgery at Foxchase Cancer Center
Surgery scheduled for June 16, 2009

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