Tips

What kind of surgery is transurethral resection of the prostate?

What kind of surgery is transurethral resection of the prostate?

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgery used to treat urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate.

Can a transurethral resection cause loss of bladder control?

Difficulty holding urine. Rarely, loss of bladder control (incontinence) is a long-term complication of TURP. Low sodium in the blood. Rarely, the body absorbs too much of the fluid used to wash the surgery area during TURP. This condition, known as TURP syndrome or transurethral resection (TUR) syndrome, can be life-threatening if untreated.

Can a transurethral resection cause erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction. The risk is very small, but erectile dysfunction can occur after prostate treatments. Heavy bleeding. Very rarely, men lose enough blood during TURP to require a blood transfusion. Men with larger prostates appear to be at higher risk of significant blood loss. Difficulty holding urine.

Is there a condition called transurethral resection syndrome?

Rarely, the body absorbs too much of the fluid used to wash the surgery area during TURP. This condition, known as TURP syndrome or transurethral resection (TUR) syndrome, can be life-threatening if untreated. A technique called bipolar TURP eliminates the risk of this condition. Need for re-treatment.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgery used to treat urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate.

Erectile dysfunction. The risk is very small, but erectile dysfunction can occur after prostate treatments. Heavy bleeding. Very rarely, men lose enough blood during TURP to require a blood transfusion. Men with larger prostates appear to be at higher risk of significant blood loss. Difficulty holding urine.

Difficulty holding urine. Rarely, loss of bladder control (incontinence) is a long-term complication of TURP. Low sodium in the blood. Rarely, the body absorbs too much of the fluid used to wash the surgery area during TURP. This condition, known as TURP syndrome or transurethral resection (TUR) syndrome, can be life-threatening if untreated.

Rarely, the body absorbs too much of the fluid used to wash the surgery area during TURP. This condition, known as TURP syndrome or transurethral resection (TUR) syndrome, can be life-threatening if untreated. A technique called bipolar TURP eliminates the risk of this condition. Need for re-treatment.