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How is a TURP performed?

How is a TURP performed?

TURP is carried out using a device called a resectoscope, which is a thin metal tube containing a light, camera and loop of wire. This is passed along your urethra until it reaches your prostate, which means no cuts (incisions) need to be made in your skin.

What are 3 common complications following a TURP?

Infection. Loss of erections. Painful or difficult urination. Retrograde ejaculation (when ejaculate goes into the bladder and not out the penis)

What procedure is better than TURP?

A prostatic urethral lift (also known as a UroLift) is recommended as an alternative to having a TURP or HoLEP. A surgeon inserts implants that hold the enlarged prostate away from the urethra so that the urethra is not blocked. This helps to relieve symptoms like pain or difficulty when peeing.

How long after TURP should you urinate?

You may still feel like you need to urinate often in the weeks after your surgery. It often takes up to 6 weeks for this to get better. After you have healed, you may have less trouble urinating. You may have better control over starting and stopping your urine stream.

Is TURP a high risk surgery?

TURP carries a very small risk of causing death. The risk of dying as a result of the procedure is now estimated to be less than 1 in 1,000. The risk usually arises from complications involving the heart or a serious postoperative infection.

What type of urinary catheter comes after TURP?

We decided to use a Dufour catheter because of severe bleeding after TURP and to facilitate the need for permanent bladder irrigation.

What is the most nurses concern after TURP?

Post operative care

  • Pain. You can expect to have mild pain at the operation site.
  • Intravenous fluid (Drip) You will have a drip in your arm when you come back from surgery.
  • Bowels. You may experience some difficulty with moving your bowels in the early days after the surgery.
  • Catheter.
  • Urination.

What is the most common complication of TURP?

Retrograde ejaculation is the most common long-term complication of TURP and can occur in as many as 65 to 75% of men.

Which is better HoLEP or TURP?

HoLEP was significantly superior to TURP in terms of both Qmax and IPSS at 1-year postoperative follow-up visits. Furthermore, HoLEP patients benefited from less intraoperative bleeding, a shorter catheterization time, shorter hospital stays, and lower transfusion rates.

What can you not do after TURP surgery?

It’s common to feel tired and under the weather for a week or two after having a TURP. Most men are up and about after 3 to 4 weeks recovery. For the first 3 to 4 weeks, you shouldn’t lift or move any heavy objects (including shopping) or do any strenuous exercise.

Is TURP worth the risk?

Studies have shown that TURP can permanently reduce prostate-related problems. Nine months after having TURP, about 75 out of 100 men only have mild symptoms. For example, at night they only need to get up to go to the bathroom once, or not at all.

What is the safest procedure for enlarged prostate?

TURP is generally considered an option for men who have moderate to severe urinary problems that haven’t responded to medication. While TURP has been considered the most effective treatment for an enlarged prostate, a number of other, minimally invasive procedures are becoming more effective.

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