Sharp pain in groin and penis started two weeks after catheter removal

Posted by linda1947 @linda1947, Tue, May 28 8:36am

I had a Prostatectomy 6 weeks ago April 12 . Catheter and drain were removed 10 days later. Within two weeks started getting burning and stinging in the penis and scrotum. Though the urine culture was negative doctor decided to do a round of Bactria and Prednisone. Neither have helped. The pain and stinging are constant but less in the morning. Has anyone else had these issues.

Hi @linda1947, welcome to Connect. I'm tagging a few other members who had a prostatectomy. Perhaps @403211th @kujhawk1978 @9876 @tiss @billcando @speed7484 and @hodagwi can share their experiences.

It does sound abnormal to be experiencing pain and stinging for such an extended period of time. I would contact your doctor again as I would be concerned about risk of infection. Are you drinking plenty of liquids?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @linda1947, welcome to Connect. I'm tagging a few other members who had a prostatectomy. Perhaps @403211th @kujhawk1978 @9876 @tiss @billcando @speed7484 and @hodagwi can share their experiences.

It does sound abnormal to be experiencing pain and stinging for such an extended period of time. I would contact your doctor again as I would be concerned about risk of infection. Are you drinking plenty of liquids?

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Thank you for responding. Saw Dr last week. Drinking lots of water. Dr is consulting on whether to go on Gabapentin.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @linda1947, welcome to Connect. I'm tagging a few other members who had a prostatectomy. Perhaps @403211th @kujhawk1978 @9876 @tiss @billcando @speed7484 and @hodagwi can share their experiences.

It does sound abnormal to be experiencing pain and stinging for such an extended period of time. I would contact your doctor again as I would be concerned about risk of infection. Are you drinking plenty of liquids?

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I had robotic surgery in Jan 14. Went in on Monday, out on Tuesday. On Wednesday I was out walking. A week later the catheter was out and I was back at the gym playing basketball, lifting weights. What you describe does not sound “normal.”

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Yes, I have had these symptoms for three years now post prostatectomy. Pain is about 3-4 on the 1-10 pain scale and got a little worse after an inguinal hernia was fixed. Pain roughly follows the urethra and can be lessened with hydrocodon but I rarely use it for obvious reasons. I have had all the diagnostic procedures with no adverse findings and PSA remains undetectable so the good news is it is not cancer. It is probably the result of pudendal nerve damage during the surgery which may not heal. I tried gabapentin but could not tolerate it, also had steroid pudendal nerve block that had no effect. I have learned to live with the pain. Apparently most such pain clears up within a few months, presumably due to nerve regeneration and I hope that is your outcome. Otherwise, I can give you lots of tips on how to live with it.

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