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    Did any1 here have a nerve cut during there I/O?
    I got numbness and swelling on the top of my scrotum near the base of my penis on the effected side, the doctor told me he had to cut a nerve otherwise I could of had long term pain. Did any1 else experience this?
    Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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    If he cut the nerve then he screwed up and didn't I.D. it during the operation. there is a risk of a nerve being cut or injuried but most doctors should be able to stay away from it. They told me it was a risk before the surgery and it was the first thing they asked me after surgery if there was any numbness. Doesn't sound like he found the nerve and damaged it or cut it for some reason.
    Brian
    5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

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    • #3
      Yea I just did some research, no nerves should of been cut, I am going to call him up and confront him about it, he said the nerves will grow back after 1 year, yea bull****.

      The thing is if the particular nerve was cut shouldnt I be completely screwed? but the area of numbness is just the skin around the swelling wich is like 1 10th the area of my scrotum, and rest of the numbness is on the skin in the upper leg in that area, sorta like the feeling of local anesthetic, whats bothering me is the area in the leg is getting sore now just along the skin, it feels like chafing.
      Last edited by Michael112; 10-04-06, 10:25 PM.
      Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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      • #4
        Michael:
        No nerves should have been cut but maybe he had to manipulate one and it's simply in shock. If that's the case it will recover with time but if it was cut I don't think it will regrow.
        Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

        Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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        • #5
          Is it normal to have numbness of the skin, around where the incision was made?
          Last edited by Michael112; 10-04-06, 10:38 PM.
          Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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          • #6
            Yes, that's completely normal. It can take several months for the numbness to go away.
            Scott, [email protected]
            right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


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            • #7
              cool thanks, thats good to hear cause for the past 2 days I have been getting a burning feeling down there just on the upper inner part of my thigh..
              Last edited by Michael112; 10-04-06, 11:46 PM.
              Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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              • #8
                i still have numbness and its been a little over year for one and 19 months on the other. they (i have two inscisions, one of which was cut twice, so possibly that's why mine has taken a little longer!) are getting better and i sometimes have frequent discomforts in the area. i was told that nerves were cut too but they would also regenerate. i trust my urologist with my life and i don't think he did anything not necesssary!
                diagnosed 01/15/2005 bi-lateral seminoma stage IIa,4cm lymph node, right I/O & partial left I/O mar/2005, 18 days of radiation, remaining left I/O- aug/2005, surveillance, Wife did IVF oct/2005, DAD OF BABY GIRL born 08-02-2006!!! testosterone implants May 2008

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                • #9
                  I remember i had numbness on the skin of my upper leg/groin area... It got better over time.. It still feels a little weird, but its all good.
                  Diagnosed 10/03/03
                  I/O 10/15/03
                  RPLND 1/21/04
                  Completed the Boston Marathon 4/19/05
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                  • #10
                    Was there any burning? and weird like how?
                    How numb was it weeks after surgery?

                    Edit:
                    I got to be really carefull now when I stand up, sit down and walk incase I get pain, it seems to be getting worse, just before when I stood up I felt a sharp tearing like pain in the area where I am getting the burning sensation, and I can tell its nerve pain.

                    Ok I just figured out the best way to describe the pain, if you have ever scolded yourself with boiling water, the feeling u get like minutes to an hour after it happened when you touch the skin, thats what it feels like.
                    Last edited by Michael112; 10-06-06, 07:40 AM.
                    Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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                    • #11
                      What angle is the scar you guys have? I looked up on the surgical procidure, and it looks like its ment to be at like a 40-120 degree angle, mine is at a 10 degree angle(horizontal!).
                      Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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                      • #12
                        You are only a month out from surgery the scar might just be raw or you might have an infection If the proplem continues I would have it checked out. Pain in the scar area I believe is normal you will have scar tissue that is breaking up during the healing process and that will cause some discomfort.
                        As for the angle I wouldn't be too worried about it now the nerve getting cut if it wasn't repaired I doubt will every come back if it was just injuried then over time it could get better. Remember if you are having pain or swelling keep the ice on it even a month out ice can still help.
                        Brian
                        5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

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                        • #13
                          I havent been using ice at all, they never told me to use ice.
                          What angle was ur scar at?

                          The scar itself has barely any pain, infact just above the scar sensation is returning abit, but its below the scar where my leg meets my groin about 3 inches below the scar is where the most numbness is, Im guessing I could feel a pin prick, but if I pull the hair in that small area I cant feel it at all.
                          Last edited by Michael112; 10-09-06, 05:02 AM.
                          Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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                          • #14
                            The doctor just called me, he got the blood test results and I spoke to him about the pain, he said that he routinly cuts a nerve, I asked if it was a main nerve or a feeler nerve and he said it was a feeler nerve and that its normal for me to get some swelling and it should go away in afew weeks, so its looking good, funnily enough my testosterone level is actually higher then when I got it tested before my I/O except my FSH is high and out of range.
                            Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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                            • #15
                              Hi Michael122,

                              I just had my I/O last Tuesday, and feel exactly the numbness you describe. I also have a lot of swelling, and some leakage from the low end of the scar (mine is fairly horizontal too.) Anyway, it feels 'normal' to me, because I've had bad cuts before, and if they are deep enough, they're numb. Lots of nerves get cut, I imagine. I wouldn't worry too much, because you will get less numb over time. Nerves do reattach themselves (the ends find each other!), but it takes time... like 1 cm per year, or something. If you still feel the same way in a month, then maybe you might want to start consulting with docs about it.

                              Good Luck!

                              djm
                              Detected mass 10-6-06, Radical left I/O 10-10-06, Stage I seminoma, 1.5 cm primary, No LV invasion, No Rete Testis Invasion... Currently on Surveillance.

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