Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP)


Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition caused by excessive growth of prostate tissue around the urethra. The prostate growth is influenced by the male hormone, testosterone. Prostate growth increases with age.
With the increased size of the prostate, the urethra is compressed causing decreased urinary flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder.
The compression of the urethra will cause symptoms that can include a weakened stream, frequency of urination, sudden urge to pass urine and night-time urination. In more severe cases patients may lose the ability to urinate at all and may need a catheter.



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