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Prostate Resection Transurethral
Prostate: This isbtoo surgical removal through a resectoscope to remove the enlarged tissue of the prostate. ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Enlarged prostate: It is surgical resection for benign prostate hyperplasia ( enlargement). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Please explain if it is safe to do turp(transurethral resection prostate) operation the second time?
OK: No two turps are alike and no two urologists would perform TURP in the same way, largely depending upon surgeon's professional judgment, ethics, and skills so resulting in different outcomes. As a result, some are complication-prone with higher risk and redo rates, and others, less with a wide range in between. Largely, it's safe to redo turp. If in doubt, ask doc timely. ...Read more
Can you tell me in a transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) the vaa deferens are cut and tied?
Almost never: Used to be common for some urologists to tie of the vasa deferentia (plural) after open prostate surgery, which was associated with about 2% incidence of epididymitis & when fewer different antibiotics were in existence. Turp is associated with lower incidence of postoperative infection & catheters remain inplace for shorter time compared to open surgery. Thus no need for vasectomy with turp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
My father-in-law had undergone transurethral resection of the prostate (turp). What do we need to do for him at home?
Very little: Very little has to be done , if he goes home with a catheter, you have to empty the bag when it is filled , slight bloody urine normal if bleeds call his surgeon. If come home with out catheter watch for urinary retention , slight burning is normal make sure drinks plenty of fluids. And take him to follow up visit. ...Read more
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