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How can you recover from transurethral resection (TUR) surgery for bladder cancer?

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A transurethral resection is a surgery that takes samples of tissue from inside your bladder to find out if you have cancer there or if a tumor has spread. You may see blood in your pee for up to 3 days after your surgery. Drink lots of fluid to help flush out your bladder -- aim for 8-10 glasses a day. This also can help keep an infection away.

Don’t lift anything heavy for 2 to 3 weeks after your surgery. Short walks are OK, but don’t do any intense exercise for 4 to 6 weeks. Talk with your doctor about when you can drive and go back to work.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Bladder Cancer Surgery.”

Cancer Research UK: “Trans Urethral Removal of Bladder Tumour.”

University Hospital Southampton: “Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor Information for Patients.”

University of Cincinnati Cancer Center: “Treating Bladder Cancer: TUR (Transurethral Resection).”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 22, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Bladder Cancer Surgery.”

Cancer Research UK: “Trans Urethral Removal of Bladder Tumour.”

University Hospital Southampton: “Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor Information for Patients.”

University of Cincinnati Cancer Center: “Treating Bladder Cancer: TUR (Transurethral Resection).”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 22, 2017

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