The male reproductive system has a walnut-sized gland called the prostate. The prostate gland may become enlarged as a man ages. This condition is called as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy. The growth of the prostate depends on the male sex hormone, testosterone, which is produced by the testes. The enlarged prostate can lead to problems in passing urine because the prostate can press on the urethra. BPH is not cancer but it must be treated to overcome urinary problems associated with it.
One of the treatment options available to treat BPH is Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP). During a TURP procedure, a combined visual and surgical instrument called as resectoscope, is inserted through the tip of your penis and into the tube that carries urine from your bladder that is surrounded by the prostate. Your urologist trims away excess prostate tissue that’s blocking urine flow using the resectoscope. The trimming of the prostate is done to increase the size of the channel that allows you to empty your bladder. TURP is one of the most effective treatment options available for treating urinary symptoms that are caused by BPH.