How to Steadily Recover From a Prostate Surgery

Prostate is a gland that is a part of the male reproductive system. It is responsible for the production of the fluid that carries sperm. The prostate gland is located between the rectum and the urinary bladder. Oftentimes, the prostate or a certain part of it needs to be removed from the body due to some kind of disease or condition of the prostate causing difficulty or uneasiness to the patient. Such a surgery is known as prostatectomy. The causes of getting the operation done might be hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland) or prostate cancer. Other causes might include urinary infections or urinary disease.

Prostate cancer usually takes place in elderly men and goes unnoticed oftentimes. Most of the times a person dies of other causes without even knowing that he had prostate cancer. However, it can be very dangerous and life threatening at later stages. Therefore, it is highly recommended that males above the age of 40–45 visit a Urologist in Delhi and get a prostate screening done. Visiting the best kidney specialist is just as important.

If the test results shows that you have a prostate cancer then you would need to visit a Prostate Cancer Specialist in Delhi. After the surgery, the patients are usually kept in hospital under observation no matter the procedure of the surgery and condition of the patient. After discharge, one must follow the doctor’s instructions carefully and take medications as prescribed.

Here are a few tips that can help you recover steadily after a prostate surgery according to Best Kidney Specialist in Delhi.

Diet — It is recommended to adhere to a liquid diet after the completion of the surgery as it is easier to consume post-surgery. Carbonated drinks must be avoided at all times. And any food that might cause gas must be avoided as well for the initial few days. Once bowel movement has resumed, you can start consuming soft food such as oatmeal, scrambles eggs and soup. One may move to the regular diet gradually. Try eating multiple meals in smaller quantities rather than having a large meal at once.

Avoiding Strenuous Activity — Usually a patient recovers pretty well after a week or so after the completion of the surgery. After a week, one can carry usual tasks such as driving. However, activities such as cycling, jogging/running, or heavy weight lifting until six weeks. Avoid climbing stairs just for the sake of exercising. Also, do not sit at a same position for too long.

Be Comfortable — Wear loose clothes as it might be a bit uncomfortable wearing the regular clothes due to a bloated abdomen post-surgery. Also, avoid wearing tight fitting clothes or waist button pants.

Regaining Urinary Control — It might be rather difficult and may take some time to regain urinary control right after the catheter is removed. Time taken to regain urinary control might varies from person to person and might take up to two months. So, it is recommended to use an adult diaper if one feels the need.

Robotic Surgeon India

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Dr. Anant Kumar, a robotic urologist in India, has 32years of practice in urology & kidney transplantation.