What causes prostate trouble?

Prostate trouble is caused by the growth of your prostate gland (see figure 1).

It is normal for your prostate gland to get larger with age. If the gland tightens around your urethra it can interrupt the flow of urine from your bladder.

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Figure 1

What are the benefits of surgery?

You should get a better flow of urine and improved bladder emptying, and not need to pass urine as often during the night.

Are there any alternatives to surgery?

For most men an operation is not essential. There are medications available to treat the condition but this is rarely a permanent solution.

What does the operation involve?

The operation is performed under a general or spinal anaesthetic. The operation usually takes less than an hour.

Your surgeon will place a resectoscope (a small operating telescope) into your urethra and remove enough prostate tissue to relieve the pressure on your urethra.

What complications can happen?

1 General complications

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots

2 Specific complications

  • Impotence
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Incontinence
  • Needing to pass urine more often and sudden urges to pass urine
  • Reduction in fertility
  • Narrowing of your urethra

How soon will I recover?

You should be able to go home after three to four days.

You will feel a stinging pain the first few times you pass urine.

You should be able to return to work after four to six weeks.

Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.

Most men make a good recovery, with a large improvement in their symptoms. Your prostate gland can grow larger again.


Acknowledgements

Author: Mr John Lemberger FRCS and Dr Caroline Dowling MS FRACS (Urol)

Illustrations: Medical Illustration Copyright © Nucleus Medical Art. All rights reserved. www.nucleusinc.com


Issue date
2017-03-01
Expire date
2018-02-28

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