What is BPH and is it harmful and What is TURP?

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Shivam asked 1 year ago

What is BPH and is it harmful and What is TURP?

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Laparoscopy Surgeon Staff answered 1 year ago

Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is prostate gland enlargement. The prostate in men is a walnut-shaped gland, located under the urinary bladder around the urethra. This is not as misunderstood by some as testis. The swollen gland squeezes slowly around the urethra and reduces urine production.
BPH is a common cycle of aging for men. This causes urinary symptoms in more than 50 percent of people, which needs care. Mostly medications may treat these problems but sometimes surgery is required. Today, endoscopy, which is minimally invasive, conducts a day’s prostate surgery, and the use of laser makes it safer even in individuals of high-risk old age.
Transurethral prostate resection (TURP) is a procedure that is used because of an enlarged prostate to treat urinary problems.
A combined visual and surgical instrument (resectoscope) is inserted into the tube which carries urine from your bladder (urethra) through the tip of your penis. Prostate crosses the urethra. Your doctor will use the resectoscope to remove excess prostate tissue that is blocking urine flow
TURP is generally considered an option for men with moderate to severe urinary problems that haven’t responded to medication. Traditionally, TURP has been considered the most effective treatment for an enlarged prostate.

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