Pain 5 weeks after LRP

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rick27
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 12/13/2010 4:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I still have pain in the testicles. It is like getting kicked in the b*lls 50 times a day. The only time it doesn't hurt is lying down or standing still. Doc says put a rolled up towel under them and wear tight underwear. Both are useless. Meds don't help.
I have been lucky with continence. I had a small amount of leakage three times while sleeping. Otherwise just a drop or two here and there.
As far as erections, I am getting about 90% erections with cialis and a lot of coaxing. I have been able to make love to my wife and finish! Yay. The testicle problem limits my desire for sex though. I'm seeing the Dr. next week.
History: 2 brothers with prostate cancer
PSA at age 45: 4.7
PSA at age 52: 8.0 . 1st biopsy 12 cores, negative
PSA at age 55: 9.5. 2nd biopsy positive 2 of 14, gleason 3+3. both cores <5%, Start WW
PSA at age 56: 9.2. DRE normal. 3rd biopsy positive 4 of 14, 3 cores cancer<7% Gleason 3+4 in 1 core, prostate 81cc
LRP, no robot, Sloan Kettering 11/4/10,age 56
No positive margins, continent 11/12/10

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/13/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
rick, you don't say what type of doc you are seeing or have seen, but I would be going back to my surgeon, if it were me. At the other end of the testicles is the cut off and tied ends leftover from you LRP. That may be the source of your pain. If you can't see the surgeon, then see a Urologist. Go down the scale of specialists. Someone should be able to give you some help.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh, next in Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

rick27
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 71
   Posted 12/13/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks James. Yes I'm going back to my surgeon. Good luck in Feb.
History: 2 brothers with prostate cancer
PSA at age 45: 4.7
PSA at age 52: 8.0 . 1st biopsy 12 cores, negative
PSA at age 55: 9.5. 2nd biopsy positive 2 of 14, gleason 3+3. both cores <5%, Start WW
PSA at age 56: 9.2. DRE normal. 3rd biopsy positive 4 of 14, 3 cores cancer<7% Gleason 3+4 in 1 core, prostate 81cc
LRP, no robot, Sloan Kettering 11/4/10,age 56
No positive margins, continent 11/12/10

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 12/13/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Attempting sex just a month after such a major complex surgery may be part of your pain problem? Did you have sex this soon on your surgeon's advice? It's great that you can, but sure seems like a rush to do it in my opinion. There is a lot of complex stiching and sutures deep inside you. Some of the "ball" pain is very normal for anyone post surgery.

david in sc
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10
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