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What are the side effects of TURP in men?

What are the side effects of TURP in men?

Compared with the other procedures, TURP also results in more sexual side effects, such as ED and ejaculation problems. Men who have undergone TURP have also reported dry ejaculation, which means that the semen enters the bladder rather than coming out of the penis during an orgasm.

What are the disadvantages of a TURP operation?

The Disadvantages of TURP Surgery. Some men have experienced a postoperative result that includes retrograde ejaculation (the inability to ejaculate semen out of the penis) and erectile dysfunction (ED). For some, these surgical outcomes eventually resolve over time. For others, incontinence and ED can present them with lifetime challenges.

What are the morbidity and mortality rates of TURP?

Despite an increasing age (55% of patients are older than 70), the associated morbidity of TURP maintained at a low level (<1%) with a mortality rate of 0-0.25%. The major late complications are urethral strictures (2.2-9.8%) and bladder neck contractures (0.3-9.2%).

Can a TURP procedure help with urinary obstruction?

As a result, the full benefit of TURP procedure for treatment of urinary obstruction may not be achieved: improvement in urinary symptoms may be less than what can be achieved with a complete resection of the prostate (complete TURP).

The Disadvantages of TURP Surgery. Some men have experienced a postoperative result that includes retrograde ejaculation (the inability to ejaculate semen out of the penis) and erectile dysfunction (ED). For some, these surgical outcomes eventually resolve over time. For others, incontinence and ED can present them with lifetime challenges.

What happens to the prostate after a TURP procedure?

Anejaculation is a very common side effect of prostate surgery affecting more than 80% of patients who undergo TURP procedure. Anejaculation after TURP is irreversible. Other treatment options for enlarged prostate such as laser ablation with holmium laser, Greenlight laser, and prostate laser enucleation also lead to anejaculation in many men.

What are the signs and symptoms of TURP syndrome?

Initial symptoms of TURP syndrome include: Left untreated, life-threatening problems can develop, such as seizures (fits), shortness of breath, blue skin (cyanosis) and coma.

Is it possible to have a TURP instead of a Transurethral incision?

It may be possible to have an alternative procedure called transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) instead, which carries a lower risk of causing retrograde ejaculation. It’s also sometimes possible to reduce the risk when performing a TURP by leaving prostate tissue near the urethra intact.