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flippin out
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   Posted 11/6/2006 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Question: anyone had an annoying pain below one of the incisions on there right side kind of a dull  jabbing not all the time once in awhile knife pain been going on a couple of days now
 
 

 Da Vinci April 25th  2006

 

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dawgfan
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   Posted 11/6/2006 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
No, but my surgeon did mention at my appointment a week after the surgery that the right side port usually caused more discomfort than the others. Unfortunately, he didn't elaborate. Hope they didn't forget anything in there! Just kidding!
Diagnosed 8/24/06 at age 48
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
daVinci performed 10/20/06


Tamu
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   Posted 11/7/2006 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
mjr,

The right incision was initially the most painful with the knife like pains that you mention. I was told that this is the case because this is the port that they use to transport the instruments through and it gets pull and pushed more then the others. My pains lasted only about a day and now that side is no problem and it is my sixth day post op. It should get better in a day or two.

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old


lawink
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   Posted 11/7/2006 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
You know mjr - because your surgery was in April of this year and the pain has started now, I'd be checking with the doctor just to be on the safe side . . especially if it continues more than a week. Could just be a pulled muscle but better to check it out.

Take care!
;o) Linda
Husband (Bob) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results due Nov 14, 2006.
 
Also taking Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platlets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis)


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 11/7/2006 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi mjr,

When you say just below the right side incision would you say lower groin area? Does the pain disappear when you lay down, and does it come back when you get up and walk for awhile? Is there any minor bulge in that area? Please let me know if these symptoms are true in your experience.

Glen
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 ot 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
 


Swimom
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   Posted 11/7/2006 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
MJR,
Doing car massage for a while should help break up scar tissue desenstise the area. If you aren't familiar with it let me know.
I  don't know why Doc's don't make patients familiar with ways
they can help reduce post surgical discomfort from scarring.
 
Swim

Swimom
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   Posted 11/7/2006 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Gosh Glen...I guess I should have though of your case as a possibility too.
Hmmm, now ya got me wondering. Pays to have so many great minds around!

Swim

flippin out
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   Posted 11/7/2006 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay thanks , ? Whats Car Massage? Sounds like something I did back in High school.
Not the groin area a tad higher if it continues I'll give um a call I'm sure the'll say it will go away in t i m e they did say give it a year for true healing powers to take effect ofcourse the last thing he said is I will never be the same. Gee thanks now ya tell me ofcourse the same could mean with Cancer I think this ways better thanks All. ( :

Swimom
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   Posted 11/7/2006 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
SCAR>>>OOOPS, where is my editor LOL!!!!!!

flippin out
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   Posted 11/7/2006 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
ohhhhhhhhhh nevermind (:

Swimom
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   Posted 11/7/2006 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
mjc,
Scar massage is a great way to reduce the affects of scarring. 2 years ago my hand was crushed. It took 4 surgeries at one time to repair the damage...all in the palm area of my hand. 50 stitches later and I looked like something Frankenstein sewed together from left over parts. Without extensive scar massage (and PT) I would not be able to use my hand dispite the surgery's success. I had a teriffic OT who taught me well. Today the once huge, lumpy, painful and stinging scars are reduced to something I can easily live with.
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