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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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Urology 52 years experience
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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