Having problem-- could be hernia?

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   Posted 4/10/2011 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am currently undergoing SRT.
In 1988, I had a right inguinal hernia repair (no mesh needed).
I am now having a lot of pain in that same area. It feels like a hernia. It could also be scar tissue or swelling. I do not see any swelling nor the telltale lump that signalled the hernia that I got originally.
I am concerned, of course. I would imagine that the area is pretty messed up after SRT. Does anyone know if that could be a problem with a future hernia repair?

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   Posted 4/11/2011 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
been there, done that...have had hernias on BOTH sides, before the open RP.  approx year to year and half after the prostatectomy, started getting  the same kinda hernia-like pain, not right in front where the scar is, but over to the side where one of the hernias was.  but no bulge...surgeon explained it as another of those nerve-growing back reactions, giving a phantom feeling.  i think it's technically called a neuralgia, which is a nerve reaction (pain) from something other than direct stimulus to the nerve (something like that)...i of course, can't speak for you, but i had 2 trips to the surgeon, and that's the story i got with my situation, and my PSA is "undetectable", so i know it's not mets
all the best
5/05 PSA:1.8
12/07 PSA:3.7
7/08 PSA:4.7
8/08 Biopsy#1:3 of 6 irreg
11/08 PSA:6.5
12/08 Biopsy#2:of 12,3 cancer,other 9 irreg;Gl:3+3=6
1/22/09 RRP
1/25/09 Released
1/28/09 Path: PCa on 10%, lymph & SV benign, Gl:3+4=7,stage T2c
2/13/09 PSA:0.1
6/09 PSA:0.1
10/09 PSA:0.1
2/10 PSA:0.3
4/10 PSA:0.4 Referred to RO
5/4/10 First RT
6/25/10 Final RT;ended up 36 treatments,64.8 Gy.
8/10 PSA:0.2
11/10 PSA: 0.1

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 4/11/2011 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm... it's a bit better today and did not get much worse after working all day (on my feet, too).
The RO checked it and didn't think it was a hernia.
I'm skipping today's workout. Hope things improve
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Age: 64. Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- yes.. PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06; 1/4/11-0.13,3/1/11--0.27. Now doing SRT
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