Procedure for TURP


Transurethral Resection of Prostrate (TURP)

Prostate is a gland which surrounds the urethra. When the prostrate is enlarged, the excess prostate tissue which blocks the urine flow is trimmed by this resectoscope (approximately 12 inches long and 0.5 inches in diameter).Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a procedure done when no relief is found with medications for treating conditions like:

  • Urinary disorders
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): in this condition the prostate gland is enlarged as the natural aging process. This is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. In this condition TURP procedure is considered to be best treatment in this condition
  • For most men, one of those changes is that.
  • Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Statistics

Some significant prostate cancer statistics are:

  • The most common cancers expected to occur in men and women in 2017.
  • 1 in 5 new cases are diagnosed of Prostate cancer every year.

What is the Average Length of Stay for TURP?

The average length of stay for a TURP procedure is one to two days.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Some common signs of prostate cancer are:

  • Difficulty in urination
  • Lack of the ability in urination
  • Dribbling: Weak/interrupted flow of urine
  • Urge to urinate frequently (especially at night)
  • Burning/Painful urination
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Presence of blood in urine/semen
  • Frequent pain/stiffness experienced in the back, lower back, thighs

Indications of TURP

TURP is indicated in some of the following conditions:

  • Retention of urine
  • Recurrent UTI (urinary tract infections) due to BPH
  • Recurring haematuria (presence of blood in urine)
  • Renal insufficiency secondary to bladder outlet obstruction
  • Urinary bladder calculi
  • Weakened/Permanently damaged urinary bladder

Turp Complications

Following are some of the possible TURP complications:

  • Injury to bladder
  • Bleeding
  • Post Op Haematuria
  • Abnormalities in electrolyte
  • Possibilities of infection
  • Erectile dysfunction/Absence of erection
  • Painful/difficulty in urination
  • Retrograde ejaculation (condition in which the ejaculate goes into the bladder instead of going out through the penis)

Post-Operative Care

Post op, the urine and blood/blood clots in the bladder are removed by the catheter camera.

This catheter is removed; when the urine is free from bleeding/blood clots.

The following things are usually advised to the patients after TURP(To be avoided for 4-6 weeks):

  • Strenuous physical exertion/activity
  • Constipation
  • Sexual activity

One needs to keep in mind that the symptoms like frequent urination can continue as a result of irritation/inflammation as a result of the surgery. However, these symptoms will eventually get over in the initial six weeks.

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