What is Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. The procedure is done using an instrument called resectoscope. It is inserted into the urethra through the tip of the penis. Then, it is used to trim away excess prostate tissue that is blocking the urine.
TURP is also a treatment for conditions like:
- Kidney or bladder damage
- Recurring urinary tract infections
- Bladder stones
What are the risks of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?
Some of the complications post TURP are:
- Urinary tract infections
- Extensive bleeding
- Difficulty holding urine
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sodium in the blood
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