I'm on day 4 after a DaVinci RLP, and i was curious if anyone else has had pain in the area where the drainage tube was. I'm not sure if this location is the same for everyone, but my doctor inserted a tube close to my hip bone that ran down my side into the pelvic floor for drainage while i was in the hospital. It was removed the day i was released.
During any strains or sudden movements, such as coughing, i feel a hot searing down my side in that general area. I still have a hole there where the tube was, but the pain runs down that whole location. Is this unusual?
Also, the tube didn't come out so easily due to a slight flange at the end of the tube. When extracting it, the third nurse to attempt it told me to hold my breath, and she popped it out. It only hurt for a couple of minutes at that one spot.
Dennis and Sara