Terrible pain/burning after seed implantation??

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   Posted 12/9/2006 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Its my first time on this site and I had 81 seeds implanted on Nov 20, 2006.
My PSA was 5.3 and I was a 6 on the Gleason Scale 3+3. I am 57 years old and I am having terrible burning and literally holding on to the walls and difficulty starting urination especially in the evening and at night.. I am up 6-7 times per night.  Has anyone else experienced this?? Thank You.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/9/2006 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mike,

My husband didn't have this procedure, but I looked it up on emedicine.com and the symptoms you are describing are listed as side effects. I know there are others on this site who've had this particular procedure, so hopefully they will be able to give yo ideas some input.

husband Jeff 45 years old, diagnosed 8/25/06
PSA 2.1, 2 of 12 samples at 3% & 4%, involving 1 side of prostate
Gleason 3+3=6 in both samples
laparoscopic radical prost. 10/17/06
cancer in both sides of prostate, positive in one area of margin
first PSA in 1/2007

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 12/11/2006 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mike!
We're so glad yeah you found this site!  Hopefully some of your symptoms will subside.  A suggestion for you . . . go to www.yananow.net which is also a PC site and there are tons of stories there, many of which deal with seed implantation like you had.  You may find the answers you are looking for there.
Please keep us posted as to your progress . . . we care!!  You will also add valuable input for this method of treatment for the many other viewers out there who are not necessarily posting!
Take care and our prayers go with you!  {{HUGS TO YOU}}
;o)  Linda & Bob
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER!  Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more agressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE.
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 12/11/2006 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   


Sorry to hear you are suffering some of the side effects of Brachytherapy but there is help for you.  Did your doctor give you a script for Floxmax?  My husband used it every day to take away that burning from his seed implant.  There is a new formulation out there that is even better than the last.  If you don't have it, call your doctor and ask if it is for you - my husband took it for six months, his entire treatment time and is still on it to quell the occasional sensation.

I hope things settle down for you - we had good results with Brachy and hope the same for you - my husband was a 91 seed implant and the man in the bed beside him was a 102-seed implant and both are doing very well.

Best of luck to you.  If you have any other Brachy questions, I'd be happy to answer what I can for you.


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   Posted 12/11/2006 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your responses.. The Dr has me on double flomax and I started taking 2 -7.5mg of Meloxicam (MOBIC) which I have been hesitant to do because of side effects. This is supposed to reduce inflammation of the prostate which is supposed to help. We shall see.
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