• 5 months ago

    Prostate cancer

    I have had prostate cancer surgery almost 3 weeks ago and started having swelling in the scrotum area a week afterwards, after the catheter was removed. Also I have gain about 25lbs and my belly looks swollen. Is this normal?


  • 4 months ago

    RE: Prostate cancer

    25# in 3 weeks? That does not sound right. I had surgery 2 weeks ago and got the @#% catheter out yesterday. I've got a rash on one leg next to my scrotum that I think is caused by my sac sweating against my leg for days when I postponed showering. My belly was swollen for several days which I think was largely air, but likely at least partly injured parts swelling for several days--in fact I'm almost back to normal on that part. If you're up 25# at 3 weeks, I think it's time to call or see the doc. At 2 weeks, I'm just about what I was and my belly may or may not still have some swelling. My sac may be / have been swollen just a little, but not much. My surgeon / urologist sent me for a fluoroscope to check for bleeding before he removed my catheter, which seemed to be SOP for him. (I had to take a pain pill to sleep the night after the catheter came out--my urethra hurt a lot that nigh, but OK the following day)
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Prostate cancer

    Hi there: I hope you are feeling better now. I had a radical prostatectomy about 10 months ago. I did not have the same symptoms as you experienced, with the exception of the swollen belly.

    I believe the reason for the swelling was because of the air/gas used during the laproscopic procedure (DaVinci robot). My belly was swollen and quite hard to the touch. It took some time (about a month), but later, my belly felt like jello. This feeling subsided after about 3 months. My guess is that the procedure moves things around quite a bit causing these feelings.

    Please provide an update when you can. Good luck to you!!