prostate TURP

Trans Urethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)

The swelling of the prostate gland and various non- malignant diseases of the prostate are more preferably expelled by means of Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate, a technique used to keep the prostrate apart. The focal reason to recommend this surgery will be in the following cases:

  • BPH, an age related issue of the prostate extension which is not malignant.
  • Declined urine flow due to the blockage in the urethra (Prostatitis)
  • Prostate gland infectivity which is associated with hurting, uneasiness, fever and altered urination.
  • Aching of the prostate called as Prostatalgia.
  • Tumor of the prostate.

The above quoted ailments indicates the subsequent signs which necessitates to do the surgery,

• Emptying of the bladder becomes troublesome.
• Recurrent urinary tract infection.
• Hemorrhage of the prostate.
• Sluggish urination
• Stones found in the bladder
• Wounding to kidney

TURP – procedure:

‘Re – bore ‘is the term that is widely used to refer TURP. The urologist will place a thin tube like device in the bladder via the urethra. This device is called as ‘Resectoscope’ and it measures about twelve inches in length and one and half inches in width. It has a shaft of light, a fluid that assists in irrigating and a tiny loop. An electric stimulation is then facilitated which works on to remove the prostate.

Via the penis the tool is initiated, but the entire prostate is not detached and only the centre part is cut down as it paves way to urinate without difficulty. The unwanted segments of the tissue are taken away by the fluid and flushed once the process is over. The patient requires a hospital stay for about 3-4 days and the entire procedure will last for about sixty minutes under a  general or spinal anesthesia.

Recovery after TURP:

Once the surgery is over, the urologist will place a tiny tube like device inside the bladder to gather the urine. It is called as ‘Foley’s Catheter’. The stored urine at first looks red in color as it contains blood from the surgery, but it normally fades away within few days. The patient will be asked to be in motion around the hospital to gain back the stability.

Further, the hospital team will help in them in teaching few exercises which helps in accelerating the blood streaming. They also train the patients about coughing and breathing exercises which is done once in 3-4 hrs. Certain drugs will be advised to alleviate the bladder spasm. The patient can get back to the routine activities within a week.

Merits of TURP:

Those people who underwent the TURP surgery are happy with the outcome in terms of the signs associated with prostate problems and have better quality of life.

They show improvisation in the following ways,

• Strain to urinate is eradicated
• Longer period to withhold the urine
• The frequency of urination at night is reduced
• Stronger urinary stream
• Usage of Adult diapers is not required
• Freedom from visiting the Toilet frequently