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By Kevin R. Loughlin

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Recent studies report that blood transfusions are required in about 4% of the patients who undergo the procedure. Because the apex of the prostate is near the external urinary sphincter, incontinence is a potential complication. Fortunately, the risk of urinary incontinence after a TURP has been estimated to be about 1%. Erectile dysfunction or impotence can occur after a TURP. It is theorized that some of the electrical current from the resectoscope loupe scatters beyond the prostate capsule and injures the nerves.

Qxd 7/25/06 2:01 PM Page 22 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT PROSTATE DISEASE tissue in the urethra from old infections or trauma can cause a decrease in the urinary stream. 25. What damage can BPH cause? One way to think of BPH is that it is causing increased resistance to the flow of urine out of the bladder. This can result in a transmission of back pressure to the bladder and ultimately to the kidneys. Bladder stones hard buildups of mineral that form in the urinary bladder. Azotemia increased serum creatinine which is a sign of kidney dysfunction.

39. What is the effect of 5 alpha reductase drugs on prostate cancer? The final answer to that question has not been resolved. 0 ng/ml who were treated with either finasteride or placebo for 7 years. 4% of the men in the placebo group. This difference was statistically significant. It was also found in this study, however, that aggressive cancers (those with Gleason scores 7, 8, 9, or 10) were more common in the finasteride group than the placebo group. 2% had these more aggressive tumors. There is no easy explanation for these findings, and further studies are needed.

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