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Enlarge prostate will require aprocedure called TURP. Condition called the benign prostatic obstruction or benignprostatic hypertrophy occurs when prostate cells overgrow, causing the urineflow blockage. This produces certain problems, which include urine passingtroubles. The treatment will use medications in the beginning, but there is achance that they will be ineffective and in these cases, surgery has to beperformed. There are several procedures that can be done as substitutes forTURP, and those are open prostatectomy, laser vaporization,electrovaporisation, microwave therapy and transurethral incision of theprostate.


Smoking will be prohibited priorto the surgery and a stay of four days will be needed in the hospital. Theprocedure can be done under local or general anesthesia. Your doctor and youwill discuss and see which one is the best solution. During the general, youare asleep, while during local, you are awake, but you do not feel anythingfrom the waist down. Prior to the surgery diet will be needed, you will have tosign a consent form and will have to wear compression stocking in order toreduce the risks of blood clotting in the veins of the legs. Endoscope is usedduring this operation, which lasts for an hour and a half. This instrumentlooks like a tube with a camera on the top. Insertion of the endoscope is donethrough the urethra, and then enlarged prostate is cut out with the use ofinstruments. Catheter is used after the surgery. Pain will be felt during thetime needed for the wearing out of the anesthesia. Sometimes the urine can havea foul smell, but the clear urine suggests the removal of the catheter. Walkingis preferred during the recovery, which lasts for four days.

Recovery and side effects

For the pain, you can usepainkillers like ibuprofen. Drink a lot of fluid, but avoid alcohol. Drivingwill have to be eliminated for six weeks following the surgery. This period isconsidered to be the recovery time needed for TURP. However, this generallysafe procedure has some side effects and risks, and those are feeling ofsickness, blood found in the semen or the blood, impotence, urgent need to passurine and retrograde ejaculation. The last condition mentioned is connectedwith the problem when semen is ejaculated into the bloodstream instead throughthe penis. Infection can happen, and it produced foul smell urine, pain whileurinating and fever. Reaction to the anesthetic, abnormal bleeding, blood clot,as well as complications such as procedure repeating (due to prostate repeatedenlargement), infection or TURP syndrome can occur. During the procedure, fluidwill flush your bladder, and if this fluid is absorbed into the body, TURPsyndrome is created.

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