When you Were in the Hospital
You had transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) surgery to treat an enlarged prostate.
Your surgeon inserted a tube-like tool called a cystoscope (or endoscope) through your urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis). Your surgeon used a special cutting tool to remove part of your prostate gland piece by piece.
What to Expect at Home
You can expect to start doing most of your normal activities in 3 to 6 weeks. Problems you may notice include:
- Problems with urine control or leakage after sneezing, coughing, or lifting
- Erection problems (impotence)
- Passing the semen back up into the bladder instead of out through the urethra (retrograde ejaculation)
- Burning or pain during urination
- Passing blood clots