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The effects of surgery for removal of prostate adenoma

  1. Postoperative inflammation

    Removal of the prostate operation after effects which occur often. However, properly conducted anti-inflammatory and antibacterial treatment will prevent negative changes in the body.

    BPH, known as the process of proliferation of the glandular epithelium of a benign character, one of the most common male pathologies in urology, occurring in 50% of men over 50 years. Diagnosed in the early stages, the disease recedes before the drug therapy. But since the early stages occur almost asymptomatic, in most cases, doctors are dealing with BPH, which can only be removed through surgical intervention, depending on many factors, this may be adenomectomy open or minimally invasive surgery. Regardless of the type of operation the risk of complications is always there.

    Postoperative inflammation

    The effects of surgery for prostate cancer most often associated with development of inflammatory processes arising in the prostate itself. Any surgery leaves a wound in the area where aktiviziruyutsya mediators of inflammation. This is a natural reaction of the body aimed at the active elimination of damaged cells. In the process, the patient has fever, increase in the number of leukocytes in the blood, increased heart rate.

    During the operation, it is impossible to prevent the penetration of infectious agents, or in the first days after surgery, the patient’s condition will worsen. The most common infectious and inflammatory postoperative complications of acute prostatitis, orchiepididymitis (inflammation of the testicle and the epididymis), pyelonephritis. Other possible consequences of the surgical removal of the prostate

    • TUR syndrome the suction during the operation of the washing fluid in the bloodstream. No danger, no problem is corrected
    • bleeding
    • pneumonia, obstruction of the pulmonary artery, deep vein thrombosis, etc.

    In the postoperative period is often observed violation of the process of urination, decrease of erection (if the sexual function is preserved in the course of the disease before the operation).

    How to clean up the consequences after the surgery

    To after surgery for removal of prostate adenoma had not occurred the accession of secondary infection, the patient is administered a course of antibiotics that suppress the activity of pathogenic microorganisms and significantly reduce the risk of possible contamination.

    In the postoperative period the patient also needs to take anti-inflammatory drugs that reduce inflammation, and reduce swelling of the affected tissue in the prostate. In addition, within 6 weeks after the operation should avoid physical exertion, to prevent constipation, not to engage in sexual contact. The patient will feel relief after removal of the adenoma, however, it is important to monitor their condition and promptly notifying the attending physician of any disturbing factor. It can be

    • pain during urination and frequent urination often associated with contact of urine with postoperative wound in the urethra. Pain and the urge should diminish. Urination stabiliziruemost a few months after surgery. If it did not happen you need to go to the doctor
    • incontinence is typical for patients who were treated adenoma at advanced stages. You need to be patient the recovery process will be long
    • blood in the urine if the blood or clots are observed in a small number, it is a factor in healing. If blood is present constantly, and a lot of it should immediately consult a urologist.

    To effects after removal of prostate adenoma manifested not so obvious, it is important to stick to a diet. Basically, the restrictions relating to products that irritate the kidneys salty and spicy dishes, chocolate, cocoa and coffee, alcoholic beverages.

    Restoring sexual function after surgical treatment of BPH

    The opinions of experts on this controversial issue, a number of doctors assume that the operation does not affect the sexual function of patients, while others claim that after surgery, about one third of patients have problems with the recovery of erectile function. A large part of health professionals agree that sexual dysfunction may occur but is temporary. In particular, if before surgery the patient had no impotence, surgical treatment will not affect his erectile function. If the problem the operation was the erection will not restore.

    The entire period, while undergoing rehabilitation after removal of BPH, it is important to be screened regularly by a urologist. You also need once a year to see a specialist and after recovery. Postoperative recurrences are not excluded, though rare, up to 10% of cases. To avoid surgery, it is important to identify BPH at an early stage. Will help to do regular checkup at the urologist man over 40 needs to visit a specialist at least 1 time per year.