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BuiDoi
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   Posted 5/17/2011 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Have any guys here developed a Hernia, just after a Radical Prostatectomy.

Just curious, as I have heard of a few men who have, and it's rather coincidental that they had no issue before the operation and developed the Hernia during their recuperation.. ie They are doing no heavy lifting etc.
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kbota
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   Posted 5/17/2011 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I did not develop a hernia, but my dr cautioned me against any strenuous lifting for six weeks after my rrp, and explained that developing a hernia was one of the consequences of ignoring that suggestion.

K
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/2010 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes neg, Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3, 2010 PSA - 0.04
9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent
10/14/10, PSA still 0.04, and lupron #1, now 99.9% continent
Total ED, 3 caverject failed
10/20/10 OD'd .5cc trimix, after 3hrs, neo synephrine shot
tried .15 & .17 cc neg, next .2

BuiDoi
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   Posted 5/18/2011 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
kbota said...
explained that developing a hernia was one of the consequences of ignoring that suggestion. K


I must say that I was not advised WHAT might happen, just that I must not do anything strenuous for 6 weeks.
I assumed it was simply because you could open the incision.
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BuiDoi
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   Posted 5/18/2011 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope 1 said...
Yes I got a insertional hernia from my RP .... Hope 1.


I assume that you mean "incisional hernia"
(Not being picky, but tried to google insertional and only came up with Incisional..)

What Is an Incisional Hernia?
An incisional hernia happens when a weakness in the muscle of the abdomen allows the tissues of the abdomen to protrude through the muscle. The hernia appears as a bulge under the skin, and can be painful or tender to the touch. In the case of an incisional hernia, the weakness in the muscle is caused by the incision made in a prior abdominal surgery. An incisional hernia is typically small enough that only the peritoneum, or the lining of the abdominal cavity, pushes through. In severe cases, portions of organs may move through the hole in the muscle.


When I think of it, I am pretty certain that my friends problem is just where the drain was.
The Surgeon said "....nothing to do with the RRP, go see a Hernia Surgeon"
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