After the op he needs to be able to pass soft motions so bran and perhaps ground flax seeds added to the diet will do some good. Hard motions can be difficult to pass and he doesn't want to strain the stitches it can cause bleeding and long term problems. Some of the blood will be seen as it passes down his catheter. Some bleeding will happen anyway so no need to be anxious about it unless it's very red.
He will have a catheter for a short while. Liquid helps to soften motions so he needs a good regular amount but not too much.
Fruit and greens, wholemeal bread are good for softer motions.
Apart from operation time there are a number of theories about diet and prostate cancer although I'm not sure if they're proven. Most people say in general eat a healthy diet with greens and fruit, whole grains, white meat and fish, although for prostate cancer some say a low dairy and low carb diet is good.
In the short term I'd make sure he's passing soft or at least easily passing motions by the time of the op.
All the best, Peter
Edited by member 16 Apr 2022 at 22:49
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