Heartburn A Few Days After Surgery

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alicomp
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   Posted 3/12/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Did anyone experience heartburn days after surgery? My husband had surgery 3 days ago, has hardly eaten anything since then and is suffering from terrible heartburn, which is unusual for him. I'm waiting for the doctor to return my call. Thank you.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/12/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
The prostrate is pretty much unrelated to the digestive track...
What meds is he on? Maybe stool softner/anti spaz???
 
 
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
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/12/2010 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
No, not personally, and be interesting to what the dr. says for future referernce. Good luck.
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days


alicomp
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   Posted 3/12/2010 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Heard back from the doctor. He said heartburn is common after surgery, especially since he has been sleeping a lot lying down and not eating much. The doc said they gave him pepcid in the hospital and suggested Tums for quick relief and pepcid at the same time, although pepcid takes 12 hours for relief. He said once Harvey starts eating normally it will go away. The doc also said that if he starts sweating and getting chest pain it is not heartburn. I knew that, and fortunately the only symptoms are the heartburn.

compiler
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   Posted 3/12/2010 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   

I know the night of the surgery I was sick with heartburn and mostly nausea. They gave me a shot of compazine. That did it and fortunately it didn't return

 

Mel


63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms. 

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.

Next Event: First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01

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