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A 36-year-old member asked:

Following transurethral resection of the prostate, how can the patient urinate?

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Dr. Judd Boczko
Urology 24 years experience
Through urethra: When a TURP (transurethral resection prostate) is performed, what is being done is 'coring out' the inside of the prostate tissue. The urethra in the prostate is not really a tube inside a tube. The inside of the prostate is hollow and the urethra inside the prostate is made of prostatic tissue-this is what is being removed in a TURP;it heals back over and you still urinate through the prostate

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