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jhagerup
Posts: 68
Joined: Oct 2009

In the grand scheme, this is a minor thing. but I lost 10 pounds after prostate surgery. Went from 224 to 214. I'm not complaining, but it sure is strange because I ate normally from the day after surgery, and didn't exactly set the world on fire with exercise. Wondering if anyone else experienced this.
Thanks, Jim

JohnK11
Posts: 23
Joined: Nov 2009

My weight also went from 209 to 199 (now back to 202) for the week during and after surgery.
I think that is quite reasonable. For 2 days (the day before and the day of) I have enemas, and just intravenous + liquid diet. Then, the next few days, I ate little. Plus, the prostate, lymph nodes and other material removed (the cancer spread to the nearby areas)
probably account for 2+ lbs. So, I can account for at least 6 lbs, perhaps even 8.
Also, they may have remove nearby tissues (hopefully just belly fat) to get at your
prostate.

I would think that you should only be concerned if the weight loss continues--but then I am not a doctor (at least of medicine). Ask your urologist or primary doctor.

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txbarton
Posts: 86
Joined: Aug 2009

I lost about 10 but since my surgeon was adamant about kicking back for 8 weeks I have gained about 12 back.

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