My husband had an RP on 3 January and all seemed to be well post-surgery allowing for normal associated aches and pains. Incontinence wise, he’s on 3/4 pads a day but is working hard doing his exercises and knows to be patient.
Last weekend, he woke to find his right leg had swollen top to bottom; it was also red and aching. He has been on daily anti-coagulant injections since the operation. An ultrasound scan earlier this week has revealed a DVT at the top of his inner thigh and he’s been prescribed higher dose anti-coag injections on a daily basis for six months. I’ve read that men are more at risk especially after radiotherapy but can’t seem to find any other info on post surgery DVTs.
We have yet to have histology results planned for end February, obviously hoping for no further treatment but would be RT if necessary. He’s 67 in excellent health, fit with slender build. On diagnosis after MPMRI/TRUS biopsy in August 2018 he was suspected T3a/b Gleason 6 PSA 10.8. The surgeon did remove lymph nodes and nerves were not spared. Does anyone have any experience of DVT post-surgery and dealing with it. I know we were warned of surgery risks but it’s still been a bit of a shock tbh. Thanks for reading.