TURP - TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF THE PROSTATE
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate is a surgical procedure, where the obstructing prostate tissue will be removed by the use of an instrument called a resectoscope, which is inserted through the urethra. Using the resectoscope, Dr Singh will remove the prostate tissue that's blocking the flow of urine. This is effective for resolving urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate.
Potential side effects of TURP may include clots, retrograde ejaculation/reduction of semen emission (semen released through ejaculation goes into the bladder rather than out of the penis, which can inhibit fertility), erectile dysfunction (although this is a less common side effect), mild hematuria, and urinary tract infections (UTI). Some patients may experience temporary difficulty urinating, which usually resolves a few days after the procedure.
Transurethral resection of the prostate is done under general anaesthesia. During the procedure, Dr Singh will insert the resectoscope in the tip of your penis and extend it through your urethra into the prostate. He will then use the resectoscope to cut tissue from the inside of the prostate gland, one small portion at a time. As small portions of tissue are cut from the inside of your prostate, floods of fluid carry the small portions of tissue, into the bladder, which will be removed at the end of the operation.
After the TURP procedure, you may feel some pain in your prostate area. You will remain in the hospital for monitoring. Dr Singh will insert a urinary catheter because swelling may block your urine flow. The catheter is left in place until the swelling decreases, and you are able to urinate on your own. You may also notice blood in your urine, which will dissolve when you drink plenty of water. You will also experience irritating urine symptoms like pains when you urinate and sense of urgency or the frequent need to urinate.