UTIs are the most common complications associated with TURPs. It is possible for prostate to continue to grow after the procedure. It is not unheard of for individuals to undergo repeated TURPs, however there are other treatment modalities available.
An alternative would be laser ablation. In laser ablation, a high energy laser is used to remove the obstruction. Treatment and followup should be discussed with your urologist.
I had a TURP over 20 years ago and have now been diagnosed with prostate cancer. I am 66 years of age, very fit and active, and live in Bangalore, India.
I am interested in coming to the US for DaVinci Robotic Surgery.
However, due to the TURP and damage done to by bladder -- what can I expect re: incontinence issues after the surgery? One of my biggest worries is wearing "diapers" for the rest of my life.
Can you pls share your comments?
Age: 66 yrs - physically active
Gleason: 2 + 2 = 4
Early stage pc -confined to prostate (per MRI August 18, 2008)