RTR: You will have discomfort and unusual feelings down there for a few weeks. It's different for every guy. In your case, it's your right side. (I heard that the right portal is where they insert the surgical instruments, which might explain your situation.)
In my case, for about
four weeks post-surgery, my right testicle felt like it had a 5-pound bag of potatoes hanging from it. It was aggravating, but tolerable. I had no swelling in the testicles and I had an ultrasound of the area that was negative.
At four weeks, when the internal swelling goes down, incontinence can re-occur for some guys. Not to worry -- that resolves too, if you had prior control.
From four to six weeks, you may sense a feeling (or some feelings) down there that are very weird, but not painful. I felt like there was a finger trying to poke its way down out of my crotch. It would start at the base of my scrotum and work its way south to the top of the crack of my you-know-what, and then go away. This happened occassionly for about
two weeks. No discomfort, but very unusual. That was the last of my mysterious sensations.
I hope this helps you, and/or anyone else reading this.
Take it easy....you'll be fine.
D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07
Post Edited (PianoMan) : 12/1/2007 10:54:54 PM (GMT-7)