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buckeye42
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 6/21/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
hi all,thanks for all you folks help cool I am wondering if any of you guys have had this problem.i am 6 weeks out of robotic surgery and i find that above my navel i have a hard sore lump.This is where the largest insion was.maybe some muscles were pushed aside   any thoughts ,i would appreciate it agains thanks to all

GatorMom
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 6/21/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buckeye,
 
about 4 months after my husband's robotic surgery he found a lump above the umbilical incision site.  After a trip to the urologist office the development of a hernia was confirmed .    When the general surgeon talked to me after repairing the hernia he mentioned two places where he made repairs and one was a "defect" from the robotic surgery.  Two years later the repair has held and this is a person who works out  and works w/weights in moderation.
 
The other thought is that some people develop thick scars while healing and they may feel lumpy.
 
If it's bothering you you may want to call the Dr.'s office and run it by them.  
 
diane
 
 
 
 
 





 

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4840
   Posted 6/22/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Odds are you have an abdominal hernia. Any doc can tell you for sure in seconds. I had one and lived with it for at least five years..Bumped it once and boy howdy it hurt.  Had it repaired a year before my prostate surgery.
 
If it is an abdominal hernia, they "can be" dangerous. Part of your intestines can get trapped and die..thus causing grangrene and a trip to the ER.
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
xx/xx/xx   - 3rd Quater skipped
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


55 and healthy in NJ
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 58
   Posted 6/26/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Buckeye,
 
I'm about a week behind you, and I have the same sensation of a "hardness" just below the above-navel incision point.  At 39 days after surgery, I no longer feel a slight "twinge" of pain when I press against it, i.e., now it doesn't hurt at all, although it is still noticeable.  I suspect it's just scar tissue that is still healing.  When I see the surgeon for my follow-up on July 13, I'm going to ask him about it.
 
Greg


Age 55
10/15/2004 PSA 2.9
12/14/2005 PSA 3.7
11/20/2007 PSA 2.79
01/22/2009 Physical exam: blood pressure 130/85, EKG good, basically all-around healthy
01/23/2009 PSA 4.54
02/05/2009 PSA 4.9
02/19/2009 Urologist DRE observed slightly hardened left lobe
02/23/2009 Chest X-ray normal
03/03/2009 Biopsy: PCa present in all sextants, <5% to 50%, Prostate gland 37 grams,
    Gleason score 7 (in two sextants, 6 elsewhere)
05/08/2009 Cystoscopy, showed clear
05/08/2009 MRI, "No findings are present to suggest extracapsular tumor."
05/13/2009 pre-op EKG good
05/18/2009 Robot-assisted (daVinci) laparoscopic radical prostatectomy by Michael Esposito, M.D. and Vincent Lanteri, M.D. - both nerve bundles spared
05/19/2009 Surgical Pathology:
    Prostate gland 51.8 grams
    Gleason score 3+3=6
    Pathologic stage T2c, N0, Mx
    Left/Right Pelvic lymph nodes clear (no tumor present)
    No presence of extra-capsular invasion
    No margin involvement
05/26/2009 Catheter and incision staples removed
05/30/2009 Started Viagra 25mg 3x/week 
 
Research:
Surgery (daVinci robotic) consult with Michael Esposito, M.D., http://www.roboticurology.com/ (03/30/2009)
Radiation oncology (Varian IMRT/IGRT RapidArc) consult with Mark Macher, M.D., http://www.njneuro.org/fp/gammateam.asp (04/08/2009)
Other resources: Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book (Peter Scardino (Sloan-Kettering), 2005); Urologic Robotic Surgery (Michael Esposito, Vincent Lanteri & Jeffrey Stock, 2007)


vs1vs2
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 6/28/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been having pain on the right side port area all the way to the groin.  Sit ups, push ups and coughing all are quite painful.  I can not feel a hernia.  Has anyone else had anything similar?  From any videos I have seen, this seems to be the port that is most active during the surgery.
 
Tim
Age at Dx:48, currently 49
PSA May 08 2.96
referred to uro
PSA June 08 3.44
biopsy 7/25/08-29 core samples
path 7/31/08-8 of 29 PCa/10% involved L/R base and mid
high grade PIN in apex/seminal vesicles clear stage GS 3/3=6 pT2a
10/7/08 robotic at Cleveland Clinic-Dr. Kaouk
10/10/08 path GS 3/3=6 pT2c
cancer contained/neg margins
PSA Jan/09 .03
      Apr/09 .03


vs1vs2
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 6/29/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   

I had a uro appt today and asked him about the pain.  He states that it is probably muscular or scar tissue.  No hernia and nothing abnormal.  FYI if anyone else had similar.

Also,9 mo. PSA = .03.  Another O.  You can never have enough of those.

Be safe, Tim


 

 


Age at Dx:48, currently 49
PSA May 08 2.96
referred to uro
PSA June 08 3.44
biopsy 7/25/08-29 core samples
path 7/31/08-8 of 29 PCa/10% involved L/R base and mid
high grade PIN in apex/seminal vesicles clear stage GS 3/3=6 pT2a
10/7/08 robotic at Cleveland Clinic-Dr. Kaouk
10/10/08 path GS 3/3=6 pT2c
cancer contained/neg margins
PSA Jan/09 .03
      Apr/09 .03

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