Log In Register

Talk Men’s Healthtalkmenshealth forum

talkhealth > Forums > talkmenshealth > prostate disease & prostate cancer

prostate disease & prostate cancer

Moderator: talkhealth


Postby hil6221 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:32 pm

My partner went through a Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy in January this year and thankfully he got the all clear in early March. Shortly after that, a lump appeared around the exit scar and this was diagnosed as a hernia by his GP.

He is now waiting for surgery on this large hernia, but has heard that it's quite common for patients to get a hernia following a prostatectomy. Is anyone else in the same boat at him? Anyone know why this happens?
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:38 pm


Postby Mr Christopher Eden on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:24 pm

If the deeper layers of a wound fail to heal soundly then an incisional hernia results. This should be relatively unusual - it occurs in less than 1% in my laparoscopic radical prostatectomy practice. A number of things predispose to impaired would healing, which include diabetes, old age, poor nutrition, obesity, steroids, cytoxic therapy. 'Technical' issues may lead to a higher incidence of incisional hernia amongst surgeons. Straining due to constipation and a chronic cough, both of which raise the intra-abdominal pressure, can also lead to a higher incidence.
User avatar
Mr Christopher Eden
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:03 pm

Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest