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

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Dr. Judd Boczko
Urology 23 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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Is it normal that I constantly need to urinate while pregnant?

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Yes: If a bladder infection has been ruled out- then frequent urination is common in pregnancy; especially in the first trimester of pregnancy.
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How can you get bladder cancer if you're constantly urinating?

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What are voiding diaries of urinary retention in men?

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it true that the presence of sugar in urine always indicate sugar diabetes?

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it a problem if my doctor uses psa (protein specific antigen) tests instead of a digital rectal exam for the prostate?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
No: Prostate specific antigen (not protein) is a very sensitive marker of prostate function. It very frequently will be elevated before any abnormality is detected by digital rectal exam. However, nothing beats a good clinician being able to feel something on exam. So, really, the two work together to achieve the best results.

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