TURP

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TURP

by repairshop on Mon Feb 20, 2012 07:54 PM

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My husband had brachytherapy and it worked as far as that procedure goes. However, had enlarged prostate in the beginning, and moreso after. Not been able to urinate hardly any, and has worn a catheter since March last year, and will continue to wear it until April 2nd, at which time he will have to have a surgical procedure called a Turp. Has anybody else gone through this, and had good results or otherwise. Would love to hear from those, who might have suggestions. Thanks.

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by akt1000 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:54 PM

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On Feb 20, 2012 7:54 PM repairshop wrote:

My husband had brachytherapy and it worked as far as that procedure goes. However, had enlarged prostate in the beginning, and moreso after. Not been able to urinate hardly any, and has worn a catheter since March last year, and will continue to wear it until April 2nd, at which time he will have to have a surgical procedure called a Turp. Has anybody else gone through this, and had good results or otherwise. Would love to hear from those, who might have suggestions. Thanks.

1. Please make sure that the urinary blockage is not due to bladder contracture instead of the enlarged prostate. If the problem is bladder contracture, then a similar but less invasive procedure called TUIP will do the job.

2. If the problem is indeed due to an enlarged prostate, then I will look into laser procedures for prostate resection (such as those using Green laser or Revolix laser) which are supposed to a lot easier on the body than TURP (which uses mechanical cutting). They can also ablate more of the prostate gland, which will be useful for getting rid of any cancerous cells which may have survived the brachytherapy treatment.

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by repairshop on Sat Mar 03, 2012 08:43 PM

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It is enlarged prostate. how do I find out if our hospital has those procedures available surgery is scheduled in one month.

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