Testicular pain and rectal pain 4 months after surgury

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Jeff M
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings...
 
It's been 4 months since I had my radical prostateomy.    First, my latest PSA results are undedectable.   But lately, I've been noticing a lot of pain in my testicals.   Also, after bouts of diarrhea, SEVERE colon/rectal pain.  
 
I'm seeing my urologist Friday, but I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced these symptoms and what if you know about it.
 
I should also mention that I work as a truck driver.  I bounce around a lot while driving.  I also have to do some heavy lifting.
 
I always appreciate the common sense feedback I get on this board.
 
Thanks.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 7/27/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, after bouts of diarrhea, SEVERE colon/rectal pain.
 
If you've more then a couple "bouts" of this in the past 4 months - its time to get a good check up.
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
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


60Michael
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   Posted 7/27/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff,
I had ongoing pain and I am about 3 months out of Robotic surgery. My PSA was the same as yours and when I went back for my check up I asked my Surgeon about the pain. He said he thought it was divticulosis and so then I went to see my GI a week later and he put me on antibiotics. Not sure how I developed that after surgery, but anyway I would have it checked. I didnt have the diarreha but mostly colon and stomach pain and testicular soreness. Good luck.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive
59 yo when dx
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margins not involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better
hope to start ed tx 7/17
Michael


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   Posted 7/27/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, great news on the zero part, keep those coming.

I had open surgery, and had the kind of pain your described as far as 7 months out of surgery, my doctor kept saying it would go away, and for the most part, it has.

David in SC
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again
 
 


60Michael
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   Posted 7/29/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff,
Hope all goes well Friday and please update us if possible.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive
59 yo when dx
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margins not involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better
hope to start ed tx 7/17
Michael


FiftiesMale
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 7/29/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, Good news on the PSA. As you are already doing, keep checking with the experts. Can we assume that you have had a colonscopy?
Age: 53
8/1/2008: PSA 6.2, GP recommended retake.
8/27/2008: PSA 5.8 (%free 12.1) referred to Urologist.
9/10/2008: DRE - non palpable. Urologist recommended biopsy
10/2008 Biopsy appt:
10/21/2008: Biopsy results; 1 positive out of 10 samples.
Biopsy Results: Gleason 7 (3+4) , no evidence of perineural invasion.
Referred to UCSF
12/19/2008: Transrectal Ultrasound at UCSF
12/19/2008: Consultation with Surgeon.
Surgeon concurred on Gleason 7=3+4 (per slides).
2/24/2009: Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (DaVinci) UCSF
3/5/09: Cathetor removal.
Post Op Pathology: margins negative/clear, Gleason 4+3=7
4/8/09: first post-op Ultrasensative PSA: less than 0.01
Currently taking Viagra, Levitra (tried Cialis).
Purchased and using Osbon manual pump.

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