You have had a transurethral resection (TUR) of the bladder.
Your doctor removed cancerous tissue.
may have a small tube called a catheter in your urethra to help
prevent blockage of the urethra. When the bleeding from surgery has
stopped, the tube is removed. You may need to stay in the hospital 1
to 4 days.
You may feel the need to urinate frequently
for a while after the surgery, but this should improve with time. It may burn
when you urinate. Drink lots of fluids to help with the burning. Your urine
also may look pink for up to 2 to 3 weeks
after surgery. This is because there may be
blood in it.
You may have to
avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for about 3
weeks after TUR.
This care sheet gives you a general
idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers
at a different pace. Follow the steps below to feel better as quickly as
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may
need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure
to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
November 11, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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