Long Term Effects of Multiple Transurethral Resections
A transurethral resection (TUR) is one of the safest, least invasive bladder cancer surgeries available. Used for early stage, non-invasive bladder cancers, this surgery removes any tumors possible via the urethra. After a transurethral resection, a patient may experience some minor, uncomfortable side effects, but they usually clear up within a few weeks. However, if a person undergoes a second or repeated TUR, they may risk permanent side effects.
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Side Effects of Transurethral Resection
When a transurethral resection is performed, a cytoscope is inserted into the bladder through the urethra. It proceeds to search for and remove any signs of cancer it can find. Afterwards, the most common side effects include pain when urinating and frequent or urgent urination. After a first resection, these side effects usually clear up completely with time.
However, any repeat TUR procedures could cause a patient to suffer permanent side effects. Repeat TURs can damage the bladder through scarring, resulting in an inability to hold a lot of urine at once. This causes a person to frequently urinate and can even lead to incontinence.
Unfortunately, bladder cancer has the highest recurrence rate of all cancers, so there is a greater likelihood that patients may undergo more than one TUR during their lifetimes.
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