| | Re: Change in bowel movements and pain 2 months post surgery
I am not a physician, but it could be any one or all of the items below.. you might have an infection.. you might be experiencing some surgery recovery discomfort.. you might be sore from adhesions from the surgery. Note, the prostate is sort of pealed away from the colon during surgery so there still might be some healing/streaching/tugging going on.. Lastly it might take about 3-6 months for your body to find its new normal. For instance, you might feel weird tugging when you exercise your kegel muscle.
Of course, if you feel real discomfort and pain, then its time to see the doctor again.
Getting a colonoscopy is a good idea, but I doubt if your PCA has metasized given your stated T1C staging.. and PCA and colon cancer simultaneously seems unlikely to me in my opinion.
Hang in there! It took me about 3 months to get some level of normalcy back after my open RRP.
Last edited by russa; 10-17-2012 at 04:44 PM.