Post-Operative Instructions of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
- Drink plenty of fluids, between 2-3 litres per day, and increase further if your urine becomes deeply red (like claret).
- Continue your usual activities but:
- No strenuous exercises e.g. lifting laundry basket/shopping basket, suitcases.
No lawn mowing. No gardening.
- No excessive bending e.g. squatting to garden.
- Walking and swimming is good for you.
- No sexual intercourse for 4-6 weeks.
- Continue the pelvic floor exercises for 3-4 weeks, at least 3 times per day.
- Maintain your usual bowel habits; eat fresh fruit, roughage. Take a softening laxative if your motion is hard.
- You may experience some urgency to pass urine and some dribbling for a few weeks surgery. This should settle spontaneously.
- Blood may be present in your urine first thing in the morning, which usually clears within 2 weeks of surgery. If fresh bleeding with clots does occur and does not clear within 24 hours, contact your doctor.
- On about the 10th-14th day after your operation some patients pass blood and clots - this is quite normal, don't worry unless it becomes excessive or you are having trouble passing urine.
- Contact Dr. Justin Vass if you have any concerns
** When you next visit Dr. Justin Vass, check if you are to continue to follow these guidelines.