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    I recently had an operation similar to radical orchiectomy (same incision execpt the doctor took a biopsy and saved the testicle), it has been 16 days and I still have a significant amount of numbness above and below the incision. Is this normal and if so how long does it take to go away?
    There is no indication of infection, No reddness and only slightly sore.


  • #2
    Yes, it will probably feel numb for at least a few months.

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    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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    • #3

      Its probably nothing to worry about - Im still numb below the incision at the top of my leg 9mths after the surgery. The urologist told me its from slight nerve damage during the surgery. Might improve over time, might not, but nothing to be concerned about.

      Hope that helps,

      Left I/O March 05, nonseminoma;
      Relapse July 05, single lymph node 3cm;
      2 x BEP Aug / Sept 05, node grown to 4.7cm;
      2 x VeIP Sept / Oct, node grown to 6.7cm, markers normalised;
      RPLND Dec 05, no active cancer;
      back on surveillance


      • #4
        Any results from the biopsy that was done???? Hopefully you will receive nothing but good news!!!!! DON
        Moffitt Cancer Institute
        Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--