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Post TURP Syndrome Overview

What is post TURP syndrome?
A male with post TURP syndrome has a rare complication that can occur in men who undergo trans urethral resection of the prostate (TURP). During the surgery, excess fluid collects in the body, reducing the concentration of sodium in the bloodstream. Only about 2% of men who undergo TURP develop this syndrome.

What are the symptoms of post TURP syndrome?
Common symptoms of post TURP syndrome include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and confusion.

How does the doctor treat post TURP syndrome?
Treatment for post TURP syndrome may include intravenous salt, medications, restricting fluid in the diet.

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Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Post TURP Syndrome References
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