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   Posted 3/8/2010 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had any experience with neurological disorders after urethra dilation ? The front of my right thigh goes numb and burns. I had a similar procedure a year ago without this result.
Don't know if its a side effect of the surgical procedure or the anesthesia. Have a call in to my urologist but haven't had a call-back yet.

Dx'd 1999, Age 60, PSA 43, Gleason (3+4=7), T3c
42-3d EBRT w/Lupron/Casodex for 24 months.
July 2001 - Intermittent ADT. Lupron only, MDAnderson biopsy revised Gleason (4+5=9).
March 2007 - Diminishing returns with Lupron, Prostate biopsy (5+4=9) in unradiated lobe.
August 2007 - RRP and bilateral orchiectomy. PSA <0.1
99% continent immediately
Sept 2008 - PSA 0.45, Nov 2008 - PSA 0.67,
Dec 2008 - Resume Casodex, Stricture in bladder neck requiring surgical removal. 99% incontinent immediately.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 3/9/2010 1:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like an affliction of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It is called Meralgia Paresthetica. Can be caused by kinking of the nerve as it comes through the abdominal fascia just above the front of your hip bone. It causes you to feel a burning sensation over the side and front of your thigh. about where a man's pant's pocket sits. Time will take care of this. If you have a bit of a paunch and were in the knees up position for awhile, that might do this. It is benign and best treated with time and neglect. Have you had a blood sugar checked recently? It also happens spontaneously. The worst treatment is to do anything to it.
70 years old (1939) USA citizen
Prostatic carcinoma dxed June 2009 by PSA (7.0) and then Bx
PSAs yearly since 2001 ranged 1.52 to 7.0. Doubled from 3.5 to 7.0 in one year.
Neg. CT and Bone Scan
4 of 8 biopsies positive (all right side) Gleason Score 3+4=7
Robotic assisted total prostatectomy and node excision July 2009 in Luzern, Switzerland by Dr. A. Mattei in the Kantonsspital. New Gleason was 4+4=8
pT2c G3 pN0 (0/14 nodes +, Margins, etc. clear
Catheter out in 5 days (home in 3 days). No incontinence
Positional neurpraxia in hip and knee resolved 90+% in 5 months.
Potency: beginning tumescence??? at 3 weeks post-op. Still happens at 3 months PO. Nearly usable one month later. At 5 mo. with 100 mg Vitamin V, pretty good. Now beginning 5 mg Cialis daily.
3month PSA less than 0.01, 6 month PSA less than 0.01

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/9/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   

What a small world. I always thought my right thigh going numb was related to a minor injury to my lower back.

It started way before I knew anything about prostate cancer and surgery...

The number one time I have a flair up is when getting my teeth cleaned.

Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
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
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
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