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TURP – Effective treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia – A common prostate problem for aging men! Enlargement of prostate gland is one of the common problems faced by aging men. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia or BPH is a condition that affects 50% of men over 50 years of age and of these about 1/3 of men experience symptoms such as slow, interrupted or weak urinary stream, frequent urination, especially at night and urgency with leaking or dribbling. The number of men affected with BPH climbs up to 90% by the time they reach 70-85 years of age. Thankfully, many surgical techniques have been developed of which Transurethral Resection of Prostate is one of the most effective treatments to cure the same. Normal prostate vs Enlarged prostate TURP – Surgery Procedure Overview Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that involves removal of a portion of prostate gland through the penis. A TURP is done if: The initially done treatments for prostate enlarge