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Do people with prostatectomy have a lot of pain?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Pain is not typically a prominent feature of prostatectomy (assuming you mean radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer).
Pain may be slightly less with minimally invasive (robotic) approach vs. Traditional open surgery, but perhaps discomfort is a better term in either case. Significant pain may be a potential cause for concern.

In brief: Not usually

Pain is not typically a prominent feature of prostatectomy (assuming you mean radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer).
Pain may be slightly less with minimally invasive (robotic) approach vs. Traditional open surgery, but perhaps discomfort is a better term in either case. Significant pain may be a potential cause for concern.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Most men who undergo a robotic prostatectomy take minimal medications for pain.
Open surgery can be more painful, but after a couple days, you usually only need oral pain pills.

In brief: No

Most men who undergo a robotic prostatectomy take minimal medications for pain.
Open surgery can be more painful, but after a couple days, you usually only need oral pain pills.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Except for normal post-surgical pain, no.

In brief: No

Except for normal post-surgical pain, no.
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May

After the acute phase following surgery, patients should not have lot of pain unless there are complications like infection, bleeding or leakage of urine.

In brief: May

After the acute phase following surgery, patients should not have lot of pain unless there are complications like infection, bleeding or leakage of urine.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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