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


Smoking will be prohibited prior to the surgery and a stay of four days will be needed in the hospital. The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia. Your doctor and you will discuss and see which one is the best solution. During the general, you are asleep, while during local, you are awake, but you do not feel anything from the waist down. Prior to the surgery diet will be needed, you will have to sign a consent form and will have to wear compression stocking in order to reduce the risks of blood clotting in the veins of the legs. Endoscope is used during this operation, which lasts for an hour and a half. This instrument looks like a tube with a camera on the top. Insertion of the endoscope is done through the urethra, and then enlarged prostate is cut out with the use of instruments. Catheter is used after the surgery. Pain will be felt during the time needed for the wearing out of the anesthesia. Sometimes the urine can have a foul smell, but the clear urine suggests the removal of the catheter. Walking is preferred during the recovery, which lasts for four days.

Recovery and side effects

For the pain, you can use painkillers like ibuprofen. Drink a lot of fluid, but avoid alcohol. Driving will have to be eliminated for six weeks following the surgery. This period is considered to be the recovery time needed for TURP. However, this generally safe procedure has some side effects and risks, and those are feeling of sickness, blood found in the semen or the blood, impotence, urgent need to pass urine and retrograde ejaculation. The last condition mentioned is connected with the problem when semen is ejaculated into the bloodstream instead through the penis. Infection can happen, and it produced foul smell urine, pain while urinating and fever. Reaction to the anesthetic, abnormal bleeding, blood clot, as well as complications such as procedure repeating (due to prostate repeated enlargement), infection or TURP syndrome can occur. During the procedure, fluid will flush your bladder, and if this fluid is absorbed into the body, TURP syndrome is created.

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