The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system. It produces and stores milk like liquid that is part of the semen. The prostate is under the bladder and in front of the rectum. It also wraps around the tube called urethra. The urethra allows the urine to flow outside the body.
The transurethral resection of the prostate procedure is an invasive procedure to eliminate the excessive tissue growth in the prostate. The urologist starts the procedure under epidural anesthesia with sedation, a special endoscope is used a thin tube with a light at the tip, this is inserted in the urethra to access the enlarge prostate gland. The electricity generated through the cutting tube removes small portions of the tissue until the urethra is no longer restricted. To control the bleeding, the blood vessels are cauterized with saline solution. A urinary catheter is placed to aid the bladder and prostate and empty the bladder of blood and avoid cloths.
Men that present inability to completely empty their bladder or experiment pain, urgency or frequency to pee, if you have blood in your urine, if your urine flow is extremely slow due to benign prostate hypertrophy of the prostatic gland, if you have stones in the urinary bladder.
Normally, patients spend one night in the clinic under observation. The presence of minor bleeding is normal and will continue for a few days, this will show in the urine and when the catheter is removed. The catheter will stay a few days to a week and must be emptied periodically by patient after leaving the clinic. Indications on how to do this will be given to you personally by your urologist or the medical staff.
It is required to be in bed rest and drink large amounts of water so you constantly go to the bathroom and prevent an infection in the urinary tract. Avoid lifting heavy objects and exercise for about 3 to 4 weeks, generally the recovery consists of a period of 8 weeks, being able to go back to work 2 weeks after surgery.
Surgery should not affect your sexual desire or ability to have sex. A retrograde ejaculation is likely to happen.
90 min to 2 hours