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Nerve damage?

Babalu455
Babalu455

I had my prostate removed on 10/29 of this year. Upon release from the hospital I found I had difficulty walking due to intense pain. I also experienced numbness in my right thigh with periodic nerve pain (1,000 needles). My physician administered a pain killer via iv drip push. The foot pain subsided, however the thigh continues to be a problem with an occasional outbreak in my hips and up my back. This may or ma

y not be anesthesia related

Anyone else experiencing anything similar?

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I have not experienced this kind of pain, however I have a suggestion. HealthUnlocked has a number of communities/forums devoted to pain. There may be someone on one of those that recognizes what you've got and knows the possible causes and solutions.

To try, go to healthunlocked.com/find and type "pain" in the search box.

Positioning of the body for radical prostatectomy may cause a neuropathy afecting the lower extremities. I had significant leg pain for several days after my prostatectomy. There is some information in this article:

liebertpub.com/doi/full/10....

My husband didn’t have a lot of pain but left thigh still has numbness 5 months from RP. He had lymph nodes removed as well though so not sure if that makes a difference.

I get left thigh numbness off and on five years after RP. I never thought to ascribe it to the surgery since I don’t recall it being a problem back then.

You might consider seeing a pain management specialist to isolate the cause and maybe give you a cortisone shot.

Mine was on Sept. 21st and I have had pain in left groin and lower left back, also going down left leg at times. I have had bacterial infection however and I think this has had something to do with it. The infection caused by catheter . I hope mine goes away soon as well. Make sure it is not infection.

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