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A 30-year-old member asked:

after prostate surgery, will the prostate continue to grow or will it stop after the surgery?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Depends.: If the surgery is prostatectomy then the whole gland is removed and there would be further growth of the gland. If the surgery is a TURP (trans-urethral resection of prostate) then much of the prostate is left and overtime the remaining gland can regrow.

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Ok prostate surgery is scheduled for today. What should I expect after recovery?

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What are the possible complications of prostate surgery?

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Will having prostate surgery cause it to stop growing or will it continue to grow regardless?

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A 37-year-old male asked:

What is the meaning of "evaluate the prospect of prostate surgery"?

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Dr. David Sneid
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Ask the right person: This is a question that should be asked of the person to spoke or wrote the statement, not someone else.

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