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Post-Operative Instructions of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

  1. Drink plenty of fluids, between 2-3 litres per day, and increase further if your urine becomes deeply red (like claret).

  2. Continue your usual activities but:
    1. No strenuous exercises e.g. lifting laundry basket/shopping basket, suitcases.
      No lawn mowing. No gardening.
    2. No excessive bending e.g. squatting to garden.

  3. Walking and swimming is good for you.

  4. No sexual intercourse for 4-6 weeks.

  5. Continue the pelvic floor exercises for 3-4 weeks, at least 3 times per day.

  6. Maintain your usual bowel habits; eat fresh fruit, roughage. Take a softening laxative if your motion is hard.

  7. You may experience some urgency to pass urine and some dribbling for a few weeks surgery. This should settle spontaneously.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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