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Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

Alternate Names : TURP

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

The man usually stays in the hospital for at least a day after the procedure. Urine from the bladder is drained through the urinary catheter. The urine contains a fair amount of blood at first. The catheter can be removed when the amount of blood in the urine is minimal. Sometimes, the catheter is irrigated with water to help keep the urine clear. The urine usually clears between several hours to 2 days after the procedure. If possible, the catheter is removed before the man leaves the hospital. Men may need to go home with the catheter still in the bladder. It can be removed later in the office when the swelling from the operation is better.

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Transurethral Resection of the Prostate: Overview & Description


Transurethral Resection of the Prostate: Home Care and Complications

Author: Stuart Wolf, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 06/18/01

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