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TURP

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Introduction
A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that involves cutting away a section of the prostate gland.
When it's necessary
A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is usually for moderate to severe prostate enlargement that fails to respond to treatment with medication
Who can use it
Reasons why you may not be able to have a transurethral resection of the prostate include if you have recently had radiotherapy or had a bladder infection
How it is performed
If you need to have a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), before the procedure you should try to ensure that you are as fit possible.
Recovering from surgery
Following a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) you will be unable to urinate normally for the first few days.
Risks of surgery
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is generally a very safe procedure. However, as with all surgery, there are some potential risks.
Alternatives to surgery
There are several alternatives to a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Your options will depend on how severe your symptoms are and which treatments are available.
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