Hernia repair during RP

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/18/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I read somewhere in my poking around through all this that up to 40% of those needing prostate surgery also need a hernia repair. The recommendation was that all urologists doing a RP check for hernia problems and fix them at the same time.

I asked my doctor to fix my hernia as long as he was in the neighborhood. Took him an extra 20 minutes for the surgery. I'm sure it wouldn't have happened if I hadn't brought it up.

Any others get a twofer?
Diagnosed at 54
PSA 8.7
Biopsy 1/7/09
4 of 6 cores positive, one at 90%
Gleason 3+4=7
Neg bone scan 1/15/09
One shot Lupron Depot 1/27/09
Tax Season
RP 4/29/09
Neg lymph nodes, postive seminal vesicle, 1 positive margin
Gleason 3+4=7 with tertiary 5
Catheter out at 2 weeks no nighttime incontinence
Pad free week 5
PSA 6/6/09 <0.1

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 121
   Posted 6/18/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
My guy brought it up, its an extra. I guess it is fairly simple fix once you are in there with the tools.
Dx'ed 5/08 one core 2%  out of 12  3+3 gleason
DREs all negative
PSA was in the 3-4 range then jumped to 7
I have the enlarged prostate, on the order of 100cc.  After taking Avodart for 3 months  my
PSA was cut in half.
I did Active S for a year but concluded that I didn't want a life
of biopsies and Uro meetings so we have
scheduled surgery for end of June 09.
Coming up quick.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 6/19/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
A friend is having AUS & penile implant soon and will have hernia repair at the same time.  He probably will take a little long healing.
PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Post-Surgery psa  -- .011
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
01-15-08 psa -- .05
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up.  Both devices work well.
10-20-08 psa -- .05
05-15-09 psa -- .07

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/19/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I had one detected on the initial Urologists exam, and we decided to fix it during the surgery. I didn't have any idea I had one and it was easily fixed during my open surgery.
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
21 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months

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