After TURP, is there any issue or concern or limitation of the accuracy of DRE or how long one has to wait (after TURP) to get reliable/accurate DRE results? Is it true that after TURP, Prostate would feel different (e.g. harder) with DRE and make DRE results unreliable or hard to interpret or misleading when trying to identify stage of prostate cancer patient?
If you can comment on how long one should wait after TURP to get reliable/accurate PSA test, it would be great too.
Background: Couple months prior to TURP, a patient had a low PSA of 1.9. From TURP, it's found that the patient had prostate cancer with Gleason Score of 4+3.