What happens to the prostate after TURP?
The minor side effects associated with TURP surgeries usually go away as the urethra and prostate tissues become less inflamed, usually within a few weeks. Though TURP surgeries may or may not be associated with erectile difficulty in some people, they can decrease the volume of semen produced during ejaculation.
How serious is TURP surgery?
Death. TURP carries a very small risk of causing death. The risk of dying as a result of the procedure is now estimated to be less than 1 in 1,000. The risk usually arises from complications involving the heart or a serious postoperative infection.
When should TURP be done?
TURP is often recommended when prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia) causes troublesome symptoms and fails to respond to treatment with medication. Symptoms that may improve after TURP include: problems starting to urinate. a weak urine flow or stopping and starting.
Can a TURP be done with prostate cancer?
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is usually used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but it may be used in prostate cancer patients to relieve urinary symptoms of the disease.
How painful is TURP surgery?
You shouldn’t experience any severe pain, but there may be some discomfort and bladder spasms (contractions) from the catheter, which is left in place because your urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) will be swollen and sore.
Why do you need a catheter after prostate surgery?
When you have prostate cancer you may need a urinary catheter to help your bladder or urethra heal or to help lessen the side effects (or unwanted changes in your body) from treatment. It is very common for men with prostate cancer to need a urinary catheter at some point during or after their treatment.
Is TURP a major surgery?
Your doctor may recommend the TURP procedure to treat an enlarged prostate due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate cancer. TURP is a major surgery with serious risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options.
What foods to avoid after prostate surgery?
The first few days after your surgery, you should have light foods (sandwich, yogurt, soup, and liquids) until you have your first bowel movement. Avoid foods that can cause gas, such as beans, broccoli, onions, cabbage, and cauliflower.
What to expect after a catheter is removed male?
You might have burning at the tip of your penis for a few days after the catheter is removed. If the burning doesn’t go away after 3 days or gets worse, call your doctor’s office. You might see blood or blood clots in your urine for several weeks after the catheter is removed.