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freinds
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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 7/29/2010 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,, has anyone experienced problems with night sweats after surgery? mine started just a few days after surgery, now three weeks out I still get them on occassion. Last night my t-shirt and pillow were soaked. Feel fine otherwise.
age 50, diagnosed April 2010
pre-op PSA 3.7
Gleason 6 uppud to 7 post surgery
post op. surgical margins clear
Bone scan clear
 


Sephie
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   Posted 7/29/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Friends, sounds like you're going through menopause. My guess is your hormones are in flux without a prostate. Just curious if you've checked whether you are running a fever. The body's temperature is naturally higher at night but it is possible you are running a mild infection somewhere. Since you feel fine otherwise, I'm willing to bet that there is no infection involved but simply your hormones going a bit nuts. Have you spoken with your doctor about this?
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (solitary focus of extraprostatic extension). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SVs negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 - 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0, March 2010 0.0. Next PSA in 6 months. Thank you God!


Sonny3
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   Posted 7/29/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Friends,

I seem to recall having a few bouts of the night sweats after surgery as well. It is mentioned in other threads and seems to be fairly common. Hopefully it will pass in a few weeks.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg


ejn
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Total Posts : 87
   Posted 7/29/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Freinds,
  Did you take pain killers for an extended period (a week or more) and them stop suddenly?  Sweating is a common symptom of opiate withdrawls.  I have had many,many surgeries and know this from experience.  Does the sweating only happen at night, or does it also happen just sitting still for no reason?

Age @ DX  53

Pre OP PSA: 1/2008=5.9, 2/2010=6.0 (free=9%)

Biopsy, 4/10/2010 This was my 2nd Biopsy.  The Uro put me out and took 36 samples.  3 samples positive 1%, 2%, 2% no evidence of perineural invasion. T1c

Dx Date  April 2010

Gleason:  3+3=6
CT Scan: Negative
DaVinci:  Coming up 8/11/10, Dr David Bryan, SSM DePaul-St Louis
 


freinds
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   Posted 7/29/2010 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
actually, I did take my Rx painkillers frequently for the first couple weeks, mainly to help numb the false nighttime urge to urinate and also to help with the backaches from cialis (which I stopped). You might have hit on the cause, it does seem that the sweats are associated with the times I stopped the pain meds. I have no fevers or sweating during the day, just at night.
age 50, diagnosed April 2010
pre-op PSA 3.7
Gleason 6 uppud to 7 post surgery
post op. surgical margins clear
Bone scan clear
 


freinds
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 76
   Posted 7/29/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
ejn, thank you for the response, I did a quick web search and I now believe it was from using the pain meds for too long. Haven't used them since Monday and they are getting put away.
I hope all goes well with your upcoming surgery on the 11th. Keep us posted.
 
age 50, diagnosed April 2010
pre-op PSA 3.7
Gleason 6 uppud to 7 post surgery
post op. surgical margins clear
Bone scan clear
 


logoslidat
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 6080
   Posted 7/29/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I had nite sweats at least for 3 weeks post op, this without an infection. Pretty normal. I also had penile pain upon urination for at least 6 mos post. Not excrutiating but bothersome. I' close to 10 mos post op, dealing with ED, slow progress but real progress. Other than that I feel as good if not better than preop. Have always been a fitness freak, not that PCA cared.
age 67 First psa 4/17/09 psa 8.3, 7/27/09 psa 8.1
8/12/09 biopsy 6 out of 12 pos 2-70%, rest <5% 3+3
10/19/09 open rrp U of Washington Medical Center, left bundle spared
10/30/09 catheter out. continent from the jump.
pathology- prostate confined, only thing positive was the report.everything else negative
9% of prostate affected. gleason 3+4, I suppose thats a negative
After reading pathology myself, gleason was 3+4 with tertiary 5, 2-3 foci, extensive PNI, That is a negative, but I am a positive !!
Ed an issue but keeping the blood flowing with the osbon pump
Dec 14,2009 psa 0.0 May 10 2010, psa 0.0

" Hypocrisy is vice's homage to Virtue " Francois de la Rochefoucauld, source courtesy of Tatt2


ejn
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 7/29/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
your welcome.  Pain killers have their place and I cant imagine some recoveries without them.  It is important to use them as directed to stay on top of the pain or it gets more difficult to manage it.  I will gladly give up a little sweat to have reduced pain recovery.  You might also have noticed a breif panic attack or anxiety at the same time you were sweating. 

Age @ DX  53

Pre OP PSA: 1/2008=5.9, 2/2010=6.0 (free=9%)

Biopsy, 4/10/2010 This was my 2nd Biopsy.  The Uro put me out and took 36 samples.  3 samples positive 1%, 2%, 2% no evidence of perineural invasion. T1c

Dx Date  April 2010

Gleason:  3+3=6
CT Scan: Negative
DaVinci:  Coming up 8/11/10, Dr David Bryan, SSM DePaul-St Louis
 

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