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USMC Retired
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   Posted 12/18/2006 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a thread going with my surgery info but something I discovered this evening and wonder if anyone can shed some similiar circumstance.
 
I found on clean the end of my catheotr that my scrotum seems enlarged.  Not real large at this point but definitely swollen.  Also the bottom of the scrotum looks like it is either black and blue but more like blood under the surface.
 
Input please.
Mac
Mac & Donna
 
Age - 59 (barely)
PSA - 4.4
Oct 3, 2006
Biopsy - 3 of 8
Gleason - 3 + 3 = 6
Oct 12, 2006
CAT & Bone scan - both clear
MRI - Nov 14
Treatment - Da Vinci (Dec 13 2006)
Returned Home Dec 15, 2006.
Dr said it looks successful, save nerves on both sides.
Cathetor out on Dec 21, 2006


ed from pa
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   Posted 12/19/2006 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey USMC, Semper Fi, yes this is normal to be black and blue under and around the scrotum area. Even your stomach and pubic area. Also for you to be swollen in the legs and insicion area. You are on your way to a great recovery. Just do not, do not, start lifting anything for at least six months to a year. Unless you like hernias.

Semper Fi,

ed from pa


Tamu
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   Posted 12/19/2006 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Mac,
That happens. I had slightly swollen testicles for a few days then they went down. I did not have the black and blue but others on the forum have mentioned that they had it. Nothing to worry about, it is a fairly common occurence after surgery.

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
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 12/19/2006 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Mac, I had a radical and my testicles were bigger than my fists when I woke up! They were completely black and blue so I think what you have after Divinci must be pretty normal. The swelling will go down soon. Hang in there!
Your friend, Pete
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.  


GreenAcres
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   Posted 12/19/2006 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Same here, Mac. Husb.'s were huge, black and blue right after surgery. The pain was so great four days later that we called the doc and he prescribed a heavy-duty antibiotic and also said to continue with the pain meds. That was the turning point. Resolved itself completely in a couple of weeks.
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now
 


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 12/19/2006 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mac,

Ditto on the swelling and black & blue. Plus the soreness lingered on for a few weeks. I also will stress what Ed mentioned: "No heavy lifting (20 lbs+)" I carried a large micro-wave oven out of the house about 2 months after my procedure, and ended up having an additional 2 hernia operations for my efforts. This kept me off my feet for another 3 months+. So please take it easy for a while.

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


biker90
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   Posted 12/19/2006 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Yeah Mac,

The doc told me three times when he took out the cath not to lift anything heavier than a milk jug until he told me different.  I've had 3 hernias and don't need another one.

See ya......

Jim


Age 72. Diagnosed on 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Gleason 3+3 on both sides.
Clinical stage: T2B.
RRP on 12/7/06. Nerves intact and lymph nodes clean. Catheter and staples out on 12/13/06.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
First PSA will be on 1/3/2007
 
"I have cancer but cancer does NOT have me."


bluebird
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   Posted 12/19/2006 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Mac, Jim, Glen, Green, Pete, Ed, Tamu, and all,

 

Isn't this forum awesome!!!!!  The sharing of any concerns is a wonderful gift we give to each other...  Makes each stepping-stone a little less wobbly for all of us!

 

Just look at the responses.... within a 12 hour period!!! WOW.....

 

I am so proud to be a part of this family....

 

In friendship ~ Lee & her 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


USMC Retired
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   Posted 12/19/2006 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the responses. Makes me feel a lot more at ease.

My daughter was with me at our exit class from hospital and when Donna told her this a.m. of this problem, she said they mentioned putting on jockey shorts for the support. So Donna and I immediately did that and now about 7 hours later most of the swelling was gone! Whew.

Know what you mean about lifting. Have to keep reminding myself about that and Donna keeping a very close eye on me on that. Has a specific water jug for my water cup/coffee maker that she maintains that is only about 1/2 full so I do not lift to much.

Never had a hernia but from experiences that have been shared know that is not something to try for.

Thanks again for all the input. You guys and gals are the greatest.

Max
Mac & Donna
 
Age - 59 (barely)
PSA - 4.4
Oct 3, 2006
Biopsy - 3 of 8
Gleason - 3 + 3 = 6
Oct 12, 2006
CAT & Bone scan - both clear
MRI - Nov 14
Treatment - Da Vinci (Dec 13 2006)
Returned Home Dec 15, 2006.
Dr said it looks successful, save nerves on both sides.
Cathetor out on Dec 21, 2006


56pontiac
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   Posted 12/19/2006 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Major swelliing is normal as you now know. Glad to hear it has gone down. The little dude is going to be very angry with you for some time. So, just because he went down doesn't mean he is not still upset with you. My friend told me before I went into the hopital as I had never had a catheter before to make sure before I looked that I was still messed up on the anesthesia because when I first saw it I would say "Oh Mercy that Ain't Right". He was right what a swollen mess. Anyway after two months everything is feeling more normal and he is actually crawling out and looking around a bit. He is still afraid someone or something is gonna whack on him again. I am encouraging him to get back in the swing of things. It sound liek youa re doing well and have a wonderful support system in place. God bless you and Merry Christmas. 

kw
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   Posted 12/19/2006 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   

  I too was shocked when I first pulled the covers back after I woke up from surgery.  The Boys were purple and swolen twice their size.  The Little Man was barely peekin out with that cathiter cramed in him.  I guess I missed that part when we talked with the Dr. on what to expect!!!!

  Good Luck with your decision.

  KW


    43
    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct, 17 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov, 9
    Next Dr. Appt and first Post op PSA on Dec, 11
   

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