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Topic Title: Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
Created On: 04/11/2002 02:57 PM
 
 08/02/2004 11:51 PM

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jhoana629

have not received any discussion yet about transurethral resection of prostate
 03/10/2003 02:11 PM

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JimPorter

Hi, I have some information below that may be useful in looking at the effectiveness of TURP. In men who have moderate or severe symptoms of prostate enlargement, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is more effective than watchful waiting in relieving urinary symptoms. Men who are very bothered by their symptoms are most likely to notice great improvement in their symptoms after TURP; men who are not very bothered by their symptoms are less likely to notice a significant change. There is a 75% to 96% chance that symptoms will improve. Generally, men notice an 85% improvement in their American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index score. The benefits of TURP depends on the severity of the symptoms before surgery.1 In men who had mild symptoms before surgery: After surgery, 90% reported mild symptoms, 9% reported moderate symptoms, and 1% reported severe symptoms. In men who had moderate symptoms before surgery: After surgery, 80% reported mild symptoms, 15% reported moderate symptoms, and 5% reported severe symptoms. In men who had severe symptoms before surgery: After surgery, 78% reported mild symptoms, 14% reported moderate symptoms, and 8% reported severe symptoms. There is some minor decrease in the number of times men awaken at night to urinate (nocturia), but surgery may not resolve this problem. Nocturia may be caused by a general tendency of older adults (including women) to awaken during the night. Good luck.
 07/30/2002 03:44 PM

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Thomas10611

If a TURP does not correct a bladder draining problem, what next?
 04/11/2002 02:57 PM

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AngelMorr

is there such a thing as papillary hepitalial hyperplasia!!! I am transcribing and is what the doctor has said!! also.. something about "prairieductile mononuclear cell infiltrate" thanks
     
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