Anyone get acid reflux post-op?

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   Posted 7/6/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
    I'm up to 2 Zantac per day. Never had any issues w/ heartburn before. I'm staying away from spicy food, which I love, and grease. Maybe just a product of turning 50?
50 Yrs. old.  DX Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3=6
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 4 of 6 rt side
RRP 06-07-10....
16 days post-op, catheter out.
Gleason upgraded to 3+4
No involvement of lymph nodes & seminal vesicle.

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   Posted 7/6/2010 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Not sure but it could be caused by all of the gas from surgery and the anesthia. I had acid reflux prior and was taking Prevacid, but now just taking Pecid dual action due to reports about the stronger meds effects on bones. Hopefully yours is just a glitch that will "pass' soon.
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5 on 11/28/10
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 70 gys on 3/12/10
6 week Post IMRT PSA .44 a drop from .5 but maybe more
Great family and friends

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure what it is but, mine quit post op.  Had been on acid reflux for about 3 + years.  My surgeon couldn't figure it out either.  My cats quit sniffing around my groin also.

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   Posted 7/6/2010 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
The surgery can have a significant impact on the bowels, which are close to the prostate. The pain meds can also have an effect. I had an ileus post-surgery, which was a very painful complication. Had to watch gas, etc for many weeks after the surgery. Like other symptoms, it should subside as time goes by.
Gleason, 3+4; PSA, 7.9
Robotic Prostatectomy, March 2008 (Age 48 then), nerves both sides spared, post surgery analysis confirmed 3+4 Gleason,
pT2c, prostate 60.2g, margins: negative; perineural invasion: present; lymphatic invasion: present; 3 lymph nodes removed, clear; seminal vesicle invasion: absent; Gleason 4 comprises 5-10% of carcinoma
PSA consistently <0.1 since surgery until Oct 09: 0.1; retested Oct 09, <0.1,
Jan 10, 0.2
retest Feb 1 confirmed 0.2
CT scan, bone scan Feb 10 both clear
PSA after, 2010: March, 0.17; April, 0.17; May, 0.24; June, 0.31
Starting salvage IGRT on August 4

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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 7/7/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband had a problem with heartburn post surgery. His doctor suggested Pepcid and Tums. The heartburn eventually went away, but I don't remember how long it took - maybe a week or so.
Husband dx 12/09
Age 60
PSA 4.5
Biopsy 8/12 cores positive; 5% - 50%
Gleason 3+3
DaVinci at UNC 3/9/10
Gleason 3+4 with tertiary 5
% of prostate involved with tumor 20%
Not confined to prostate; surgical margins positive for carcinoma, left mid prostate
Perineural invasion extensive

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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 7/7/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
In the future, if you are taking ED drugs like Cialis, they will also cause acid reflux.
Age: 57
Biopsy: June 2009. Gleason Score: 3+3.
Zoladex 10.8 mg subq implant on Nov 2, 2009
da Vinci RRP March 2010 Virginia M. Hosp.
Pathology: margins clear
6-week post-op PSA .06
April '10, Cialis 10 mg 2xweek, 1/4 of the time results in 50% erection
Bladder neck dilation May 2, 2010
0.08 cc Bi-mix injection June -- 80% successful

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