Trans Urethral Resection of Prostate

Trans Urethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure to remove a section of the prostate such as for prostate enlargement.  A resectoscope is inserted through the penis to remove parts of the prostate which is blocking your urine flow.

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Post-Operative Care

A catheter will be put in place to allow for irrigation of the bladder with a solution for the first few days after surgery.  You will be allowed to go home after your catheter has been removed and you are able to pass urine comfortably.

Click to view Prof Mohamed H Kahdra video on TURP

Potential Side effects of TURP

  • Bleeding for up to 6-8 weeks
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary retention after removal of catheter
  • TURP syndrome due to fluid absorption into the body
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Recurrent prostate enlargement
  • Urinary incontinence

Post TURP symptoms

  • You may feel burning sensation when passing urine
  • You may pass blood for up to 6-8 weeks
  • Experience frequency or urgency to pass urine

DO’s and DON”Ts

DO drink plenty of water to help flush out the blood and debris in the urine

DO take more fibre in your diet to prevent constipation and having to strain to pass motion

DO take gentle walks to help your leg circulation and reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis

DO NOT have sex for the first 3-4 weeks

DO NOT drive for 1-2 weeks after the surgery

DO NOT strain, heavy lifting or physical exercise for up to 4 weeks

See a Urologist if you have any prostate issues

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