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11:02 AM | 09-02-2021

What is the repercussion if prostate gland is removed?


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12:04 PM | 10-02-2021

Hello,

The most common causes for prostate surgery are an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer

Just after surgery you may or may not experience –

  • blood in your urine
  • urinary irritation
  • difficulty holding urine
  • urinary tract infections
  • Pain and swelling of the prostate

Long term problems can be -

  • Urinary problems: This includes painful urination, difficulty urinating, and urinary incontinence, or problems controlling urine. These problems typically go away several months after surgery. It’s rare to experience continuous incontinence or loss of ability to control your urine.
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED): It’s normal to not have an erection eight to 12 weeks after surgery. The chances of long-term ED increase if your nerves are injured.
  • Sexual dysfunction: usually, surgery occurs after the age of 60, so usually, sexual dysfunction may not a major concern at that age.

Instructions may include:

  • Keeping your surgical wound clean.
  • No driving for one week.
  • No high-energy activity for six weeks.
  • No climbing stairs more than necessary.
  • Avoiding one sitting position for more than 45 minutes.
  • Place the towel roll underneath your scrotum while you’re lying down or sitting and loop the ends over your legs so it provides support

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