Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

A TURP is done when a man has an enlarged, noncancerous prostate. This is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) . In BPH, the prostate grows larger and presses against the urethra and bladder. The pressure can cause problems with the normal flow of urine.

A TURP may also be done when a man has prostate cancer. It may be done if the doctor thinks that a complete prostate removal surgery is too risky. In this case, TURP is done to remove part of the prostate to relieve urine blockage and lessen symptoms. It is not done to treat the cancer itself.



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