Hi, I had a robotic prostatectomy in June 2016 at age 53. All went well and, at the time of writing (Dec 2018), no detectable cancer so happy boy!
However (and here we go!).....since my op (2.5 years ago) I've suffered from severe pain in my right upper leg / groin after around 40 mins of continuous walking. The onset of the pain always follows the same pattern - tingle turning to pain in the right buttock, then the groin, then the femoral muscle - at which point I need sit sit down to 'recover'. After around 10 mins I can start walking again but for shorter periods of time. If I rest for around an hour then I get my full 40 min 'allowance' back - if that makes sense! Since my prostate op I've seen a string of neurologists, rheumatologists, cardiologists, vascular specialists, physios, and an osteopath. Lots of scans, X-rays, Ecographs, Ecodoppler, MRI's and 2 failed nerve blocks. My leg 'files' make my prostate cancer ones look pretty insignificant!
After trawling the internet over this time I have, as you can imagine, become a fully fledged medical professional - joking of course! After my op, there was an 'issue' removing my final drain catheter which resulted in a lymphocele. Personally, I've always suspected this lymphocele is the 'offender' as it shows on one of my MRI's as being in conflict with the obturator nerve that heads towards my right leg. So with my fully qualified Doctors hat on (!) - it feels to me that the repetitive motion of walking does something to the lymphocele, which does something to the nerve, then to the buttock, the groin and the femoral muscle......but hey, what do I know, I'm only the patient :-) My original Urologist isn't keen on the idea of draining the lymphocele but after 2.5 years I'm up for just about anything. It's a difficult one - he saved my life but I'm left with a debilitating issue...:-(
My question to the community: is there anyone else out there who's experienced similar issues to me. I'd love to hear your story and specifically about any success you've had sorting it out!