Recovery from Prostate Surgery

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Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/8/2012 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, everyone. I'm new here. I didn't have LRP for cancer but for chronic prostatitis but it looks like we've had similar experiences.
about 3 weeks after my surgery, I developed some really bad bleeding in my penis. It clotted up and I had to go to the emergency ward. I was on a 3-way catheter for about 2-1/2 days. It seems to have cleared up but my perineal pain has been really bad since then with flare-ups of scrotal pain. It was the scrotal pain which got me to get the surgery in the first place.
Everyone is different but has anyone had this kind of pain after the 4 week from surgery time period?

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/8/2012 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the site.

What does your doctor and or surgeon say about the pain?

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/8/2012 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
They're kind of non-committal other than saying in some cases it takes several weeks to months.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 2/8/2012 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
You must of had a very severe case of prostatitus to opt for RP surgery with all of its side effects. I had prostititus before PC but I never considered surgery as an option. I have perineal pain. My uro told me it is just the body healing up and it will simply take time.
Good Luck
Age 59
9/8/2011 PSA 4.7 Free PSA 11%
Biopsy 9/15/2011 Gleason 3x3, 4 cores involved out of 12 cores within left hemisphere
Davinici performed on Jan 3rd 2012
Gleason 3x4 Approximately 7% of gland volume (all on left side)
Margins: Negative Pathologic Staging pT2a

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/8/2012 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm 54, no pathology on my prostate biopsy. Chronic prostatitis, in a large number of cases, has no cure. It's almost inhumane that more urologists don't advocate RP for CP. I think every male doctor in the world should experience CP for 3 months and then you would see a huge change in their way of thinking. The amount of indifference and even contempt by doctors for people with CP would astound you. I'm pretty passionate about this whole thing.

Particularly with the new nerve sparing techniiques they have now. It's almost inexcusable.

I was lucky to have found skilled and sensitive surgeon who would do it. I had my surgery Jan 6th, laproscopically. Not robotic.

BTW, I'm about 98% continent and don't wear a pad at all at night.

Thanks for you reply.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 2/8/2012 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel for the pain you must have experienced, prior to your surgery, but amazed you found any surgeon that could have justified major surgery for CP. Did you have insurance that covered the operation, or did you have to do it as an elective surgery? You certainly must have had a very severe case of CP.

Good luck as you continue to recover.

David in SC
Age: 59, 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, original catheters 63 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
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, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8, 12/11 14.0
Other: Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, had Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10
Member of Prostate Cancer & Chronic Pain HW Communities

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2012
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 2/8/2012 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I paid for it out of my own pocket. I'm Canadian and we have a socialized system but this isn't a surgery you can get here. Although, I heard there might be one guy in Ontario that does it. I guess I'd call it "elective" but apparently there are American insurers who cover it. There are also at least a couple of guys who do it in the UK.

My case wasn't what I'd call severe. I was a 25 on the CPSI index. Most guys getting surgery for it would be about 10 points higher. I had none of the symptoms of BPH, just chonic pain. This was my second go round with it. Had it for 3 years back in my 30's. Wasn't going to do that again. Most days I had pain in the perineum and scrotum which would be about a 6 but could easily go off the scale on bad days. Doing anything physical was almost impossible. I went skiing Dec 2nd and spent the next 4 days in bed wracked in pain.

Thanks for the luck. Coming along slowly. I had a setback last week where I was bleeding from my urethra sutures but a day and a half on a 3-way catheter to irrigate it seemed to work.
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