Post-Da Vinci Testicle Tenderness?

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PianoMan
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   Posted 2/4/2007 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All:  I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced what I've got going here.  Two weeks after surgery, I developed a tenderness in my right testicle and also feel an achy sensation in my right lower abdomen.  Over the phone, the nurse said it's normal to feel this after surgery, but it has lasted well over a week.  It's very annoying and making me wonder if I might have a hernia.  Again it is only the right testicle and it's tender to touch.   Any input would be appreciated.

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.


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   Posted 2/4/2007 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   

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April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


bluebird
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   Posted 2/4/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ PianoMan,

 

Several members have experienced hernias and also swollen testicles for many days after surgery.  These members will be on pretty quick to give you some information on this particular subject.

 

Please ~ don’t wait too long to have this checked out.

 

Glad you joined us… and I see where you’ve already posted several times to other members.  Good for you!!! Your journey is now our journey and we hope you continue to post. 

  

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mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


Tamu
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   Posted 2/5/2007 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Pianoman,

I did not have what you are describing but I was told that I might have some pain on the right side as the incision on that side is the one where they pass surgical instruments in and out so it gets pushed and pulled upon more then the other incisions. With the testicle involvment you might want to make sure that it is checked out. A week and no improvement is a concern.

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07


PianoMan
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Total Posts : 365
   Posted 2/5/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lee and Buddy and Tamu:  Thank you for your replies.  I have read your other posts and find it comforting to meet others who are willing to share such valuable information.  Sometimes I feel like I am walking through this alone -- it's nice to know that there are others out there who share my sistuation and concerns.
Hopefully I will be of assitance to others as well.

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 2/5/2007 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello PianoMan,

I had 2 hernias following the daVinci procedure; the discomfort started a few weeks after sugery, and got progressively worse. Generally I would describe the pain as low in the abdomin first on the leftside which was repaired by surgical patch. Then 2 weeks after that a second hernia again low in the abdomin, but this time on the right side. A second surgery was required.

My symptoms were increasing pain when walking or standing with immediate relief upon lying down. The bulge in the abdominal wall was not all that apparent so I really didn't know I had a hernia at first. The second one (right inguenal) was obvious, and more severe. A week prior to having the surgery on the right side I could only walk 50 feet before being forced to lay down.

Hopefully you won't have to go through what I did, but if your pain persists your doctor will easily find the hernia if it's there. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.

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
 


PianoMan
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 2/5/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Glen:  Did you have any tenderness in either of your testicles?

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.


spinbiscuit
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 2/5/2007 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi PianoMan,

I did experience soreness of both testicles for up to 3 weeks, but it did gradually mitigate. There was also pain in the area that my prostate use to be, but that too gradually subsided in a month or so. Sitting on a soft pillow helped.

Again I will mention that if the pain you are experiencing disappears as soon as you lay down (on your back); there is a good chance it is from a hernia.

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
 

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