What is a Transurethral Resection Prostate (TURP)?
Your doctor has recommended that you undergo a Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate – or TURP.
But what exactly does that mean? The prostate gland is a walnut-sized organ that is part of your reproductive system. It provides some of the fluid contained in semen.
The prostate is located just under the bladder and behind the testicles. The urethra — a hollow tube that carries both urine and semen to the penis — passes through the prostate.
In some men, the prostate gland becomes enlarged.
Symptoms of an enlarged prostate include:
* a full bladder feeling even with an empty bladder
* pain when urinating
* weak urinary stream
* sexual dysfunction.
To relieve you of your symptoms, your doctor feels that you would benefit from a surgical procedure called TURP.