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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 34 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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A 36-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Anshu Guleria
Urology 34 years experience
Depends what surgery: If you had internal prostate surgery and don't take medicine to prevent prostate growth, it will slowly grow back. If the whole prostate was removed for cancer, then any regrowth is bad.
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