Side Effects and Recovery
TURP is historically safe and successful but there have been instances of side effects and complications with the surgery. Most people were first introduced to TURP shortly after TV personality, Dick Clar died of a heart attack the day after his transurethral resection of the prostate. Although his death wasn’t caused by the procedure, a person’s overall health will play a major role in his or her recovery and care needs.
The most well known and common side effects is retrograde ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Other minor side effects are incontinence, bleeding ruptured bladder and sepsis. Most complications and side effects can be prevented under the care of a well-experienced team of doctors and specialists focused on your care.