Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
What To Expect After Surgery
The hospital stay after TURP is commonly 1 to 2 days.
Following surgery, a Reference catheter Opens New Window is used to remove urine and blood or blood clots in the Reference bladder Opens New Window that may result from the procedure. When the urine is free of significant bleeding or blood clots, the catheter can be removed and you can go home.
Strenuous activity, constipation, and sexual activity should be avoided for about 4 to 6 weeks. Symptoms such as frequent urination will continue for a while because of irritation and inflammation caused by the surgery. But they should ease during the first 6 weeks.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology