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A 33-year-old member asked:

to what extent does a trans uretheral resection of the prostate (turp) procedure cost?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
All depends: Upon your geographic location, urologist you consult ; if dr will make you a deal in absence of medical insurance. Then there are costs of anesthesia, operating room, pacu (recovery room) ; hospitalization. Hope this isn't for you at age 33, most patients requiring TURP are covered by medicare. Would suggest 2nd opinion if you are the patient.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Ive heard of two operations called TURP and tuip. Whats the difference?

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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Removal of tissue: Turp removes tissue, tuip only puts nick into enlarged prostate to allow better urinary flows.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is a prostate biopsy and how is it performed?

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Dr. James Kuan
Urology 22 years experience
Not too bad: Prostate biopsy involves a ultrasound of the prostate through the rectal wall, which allows a urologist to measure the prostate, place local, examine for abnormality and also guides from where the biopsies will be taken, usu 12-16. It can be done without sedation in 10-15min. Abx should be used to prevent severe infx. Common risks: blood (semen, urine, stool), prostatitis.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Does the prostate change with age, even if it's healthy?

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Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
Yes: The prostate normally grows at a rate of 1.6 to 2.0% per year. Some men develop urinary symtpoms as a result, others do not. The degree to which the symptoms are bothersome will be used to determine if any treatment is required.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Are prostate biopsies dangerous?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Maybe: Prostate biopsies are very safe but there are increasing reports recently of higher resistance rates to the antibiotics we use prior to the biopsy. This means a potentially higher rate of infection but overall the incidence is still very small. The most common problem after a prostate biopsy is bleeding and infection but is usually not lifeb threatening.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Do prostate biopsies usually cause side effects?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: The most common side effects are short term such as bleeding in the urine, bleeding in the stool, and blood in the sperm. Occasionally, a serious rectal infection can occur. Long term side are very rare.

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