Benign Hyperplasia of the Prostate is a disorder that is common within the prostate. This happens because of changes in the hormonal balance of the prostate, it can be diagnosed by the over-growth or of the enlargement of glands of the prostate. This result in increasing cells of constituent numbers, which can raise the levels of PSA and by this, can make the men with these higher levels more susceptible to the cancer of the prostate. Then they may require a transurethral resection as a part of their treatment.
A transurethral resection of prostate is used in treatment of BPH and is commonly the best surgery for this specific condition.
Men who are over 40 years of age are more prone to diseases of the prostate and should keep an eye out for any abnormal changes.
Transurethral resection in the prostate doesn’t need an incision it is external, the prostate is reached by the surgeon with a instrument inserted within the prostate by way of the urethra.
There are also two other types of transurethral resections surgeries that are performed as well. The transurethral procedure which does include an incision in the prostate and the transurethral procedure where incisions can be made by use of a laser. Which one that is used depends on your own surgeons’ methods and his practices.
Symptoms to watch for in the development of BPH of prostate include dribbling after you have urinated, interrupted or slow urination, frequency increased of urination, urinating more throughout the night time, a feeling of the bladder not being empty after urinating, burning and painful sensations when urinating and urges that are immediate and strong to urinate immediately. If these signs show up the diagnosis can be made simply and treated even by the transurethral resection procedure.
After you have had a transurethral resection surgery you will awaken in a room for recovery, you will have a small catheter within your penis and medications for pain running through your IV lines.
You will need a recover time of approximately 7-10 days after the procedure. You can expect some spasms and cramps to occur afterwards within the bladder and in the prostate area, this is normal.
You will be advised upon your discharge from the hospital to avoid beverages that contain alcohol , no driving for about 7-10 days, activities of a sexual nature should be avoided for about 14 days afterwards, exercise that is strenuous should be avoided as any lifting of weights for the 7-10 days, keep your temperature checked regularly if it risen above normal call your surgeon immediately, get a lot of fluids to drink to keep from getting dehydrated and only the minimum should be done around the house for the 7-10 days as well.
Follow these tips and instructions after your recovery and it will go smoother and you’ll be back to your normal self in no time at all.