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Q: Radical Prostatectomy - Incision - Leaking

My husband had a radical prostatectomy on Aug 2, 2012.  Today is 8/24.  His incision is leaking through 6 layers of gauge and a Kotex pad.  This dressing needs to be changed 3 times a day.  Is this normal?

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Jay Motola, Health Pro
12/ 2/12 9:40pm

That is an excessive amount 3 wseks after a radical prostatectomy. The leakage could be either urine leakage from teh bladdder or possibly lymphatic drainage. You should be in touch with your Urologist immediately.

 

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By Roy Long, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/02/12, First Published: 08/24/12