Sore incision

davidjwatkins Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Prostate Cancer #1
One month after successful RP surgery, my incision wound is healing nicely but it's still really quite sore. Covering it with a cotton pad makes no difference, especially where the waistband covers it, even with sweatpants. Anyone else had this problem?


  • RichardRS
    RichardRS Member Posts: 44

    Sorry to learn of your discomfort. Did you have robotic or open surgery? Is the soreness on the surface or deep inside?

    I had Robotic surgery a month ago. My skin incisions were sore for about 10 days, one continued to drain and took two weeks to heal. I can still feel some soreness deep inside if I overexert or strain. I have been advised to allow a good 6-8 weeks for the full healing of deep tissue.

    On all these matters I found that the nurses in my urologist's office were very knowledgeable and helpful...and available.