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What are the risks and benefits of a transurethral resection of the prostate (turp)?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: TURP had been as the gold standard for instant surgical tissue removal with electric cutting loop to surgically relieving prostate blockage as the last resort of care after failing to medical Rx. But nothing is free; so is TURP with expected risks such as bleeding, retrograde ejaculation, possible stress urinary incontinence, UTI, water over-absorption, etc. ... But now, its use is being replaced.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Transurethral resection of the prostate (turp). Can you tell me more about this?

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
TURP: There is not space here to explain the procedure but there are videos on youtube that show the procedure and also you can google it. Is an operation for men that have urinary obstruction..
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) used for?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
Enlarged prostate: It is surgical resection for benign prostate hyperplasia ( enlargement).
A 47-year-old member asked:

Transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) -- who does it and why?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
For obstruction: Turp is done by urologists when medical treatment fails, to relive the obstruction at the level of prostate usually caused by enlarged benign prostate gland.

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