Who knows about the spincter ? muscle(s)..

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   Posted 11/26/2006 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Who knows about the spincter ? muscle(s).. mainly the anal one....  since my prostate surgery.... on 23 Oct.... things appeared to be going fine.... until the last week or so....
my anal spincter muscle has been aching to the Nth degree...... 
Is this a common side effect of this surgery?  
Cause i am still trying to make the bladder spincter work correctly.... 
am i doing the kegel thing right? ....
this is getting frustrating.... 
coughing or doing anything that affects the muscles in the abdomenal area... 
causes both spincters problems... 
 it gets confusing which muscle to tighen when... 
 and which muscle to relax for fear of a "mishap"... eyes ....
 sorry if this sounds wierd... or gross... 

gleason score 3+4=7   PSA 4.5  .. 3/10 biopsy sections showed adenocarcinoma.. had radical prostate removal on 10/23/2006

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   Posted 11/26/2006 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Your description does not sound weird. I had my surgery on Nov 1st and I do get occasional aching around the rectum. This is especially true if I sit for a long period of time. I had to take a long driving trip this past week due to a death in the family and I could not make the who;e 12 hours at one time because my rectum would start aching. Taking Advil helped some. Since the prostate was right in front of the rectum this is where most of the internal surgical trauma is at. I do not have the aching with coughs or sneezes and I have gotten into an automatic kegel when I cough or sneeze to keep from leaking, which works for me. I kow the frustrations with trying to find the right combination to prevent leaking. Some days I have it and think that I will be out of the pads soon and then the next day I am back to leaking. I know that waling helps a lot. Due to the family death I have missed my daily walking now for almost a week and I have not progressed much. The walking does help with the aching. I believe what you are experiencing is common.

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

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   Posted 11/26/2006 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Iggy…


Nothing seems weird or gross…  always speak your mind and we’ll do our best to help!


I understand your concern. 


Have you checked out the Thread/Topic: Kegel Help!!!  Started by kw?


There’s good information there. 


You can overwork the muscle and maybe this is what you’re doing?  Also ~ if you’re sitting for any length of time… it puts pressure and this can also cause discomfort.


I know some people have tenderness down in the perineal area.  A donut shaped pillow with a nice soft cushion on top of this has helped us tremendously with relieving the pressure in this area.


Let us know how things are going okay…….


In Friendship, Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6  T2a  

Confined to Prostate   June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable

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   Posted 11/30/2006 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Iggy,

How are you doing?? Are you still with us?? I'm bumping you back to the top in hope you'll get some more comments!!
Hope to hear back from you!

53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.  

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