A small and muscular gland situated just below the male bladder, the prostrate plays an extremely vital part in his reproductive system. It is flanked by the rectum on the side and its function is to produce the fluid that will eventually be the carrier of the sperm from the male’s penis. Men that struggle to get an erection may use male enhancement pills from this site as a way to release their fluid more regularly.
Unfortunately, sometimes if the prostate gland is affected by certain conditions there may be a need for partial or the complete removal of the prostrate. And the surgery is called prostatectomy. The reasons why there will be a need for such a surgery are Prostate cancer, Enlarged and painful prostate, Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which is abnormal multiplication of the cells in the prostate which gives it a swell appearance and has the ability to squeeze the urethral tube and cause painful urination. Sometimes, the urination is so painful that the person abstains from urinating and tries to store it inside which can cause formation of gall stones, Urinary Tract Infection and also damage the kidneys.
Your Doctors will tell you that a successful prostate surgery will fulfill all these ideas: Cure the problem of the prostate; Make sure that there is continence of urine; Make sure that the ability of your having erections is not compromised; No side effects are manifest; Make sure that there is minimum or no pain during the procedure and after the procedure.
Yes. Anesthesia will be a must. While general anesthesia is the most commonly administered in such cases, your doctor may also recommend spinal epidural incase the need be. Spinal will make sure that your lower body becomes numb during the surgery.
There are three types of procedures Open prostatectomy, Radical perineal approach Laproscopy.
The abbreviation stands for Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy. It is suing the advanced scientific technology to be able to permeate into the tissues of the gland without causing too much pain or cutting it open and being able to use laser technology to use minimal invasiveness into the organ.
Catheterization is a procedure that helps the prostate to drain the urine from the urethra. Just after the surgery, your prostate will be too weak to have any muscular energy to push out the liquid stored and therefore catheterization is extremely beneficial.
The doctor may advise you to stay in the hospice for a couple of days unless he is very confident that no complication will arise if you are discharged. Sometimes, the doctors discharge the patients within a period of 24 hour itself.
The operated site is sure to stay sore for a couple of weeks. Perhaps the discomfort may last a bit longer if the operation and the problem rectified are longer than normal. If the medications and the doctor’s advice are not followed then may be the recovery time may be slightly longer.
Even thought the doctors may try their best still there may be certain undesired side effects like. Allergy to anesthetic chemical Bleeding with urine, Infection at the operated site, Damage to the penis, Formation of clot near the scrotum.
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