Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
Site authored by John Fife
Diagrams of Prostate on What is TURP? page
Information on non-surgerical
over-the-counter products (see the
More information on the postop condition of retrograde ejaculation and its affect on postop sex (see the FAQ and What is TURP? and Share pages).
The purpose of this web site is to share patient-side information, support, experiences and tips for those who have had the TURP operation; those scheduled to have a procedure; those undecided about whether to have the surgery; and what others methods of treatment are available. This is done by providing an extensive "links" (References) page that offers directions for obtaining more information, a "Tips" page that gives a "lessons learned" list for those having the TURP procedure (or are the support someone who is), a Medications page listing normal post-op meds and over-the-counter herbal products, and finally a Questions and Answers page.
It has been the author's experience that medical facilities are increasingly moving towards providing TURP (or the other procedures) as an out-patient treatment with the patient being responsible for the recovery period.
However, there has not seemingly been a sufficient complementary increase in education or support for the patient to effectively deal with his own recovery. This site is intended to provide the education and support that a patient needs, to deal with this innately uncomfortable period of recovery, help others decide if the operation is appropriate for them, and if so, which procedure is best for their situation. We highly suggest you study all possible procedures before deciding on one.
Use the links below to find the information you need and for Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs) click on the bouncing question mark.
This site solicits input from anyone with a desire to share their experience or knowledge of TURP with others. You can do so on the Share Knowledge page, or send email using the envelope icon below.
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This information is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or treatment of prostate problems. If you suspect prostate problems, contact your health care provider.
What is TURP? References Tips for TURP
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